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Urban wildlife often makes homes amid landscaped residential and open areas, including walking paths and golf courses, within Quail Creek. Below are informative resources to help you learn what to do when you encounter wild animals and birds on your property and in your neighborhood.

AZGame_Fish_DeptArizona Game and Fish Department provides information on coexisting with urban wildlife, such as coyotes and javelina. Its website explains how taking a few simple steps can help you prevent many of the most common wildlife-related problems around your home. The department’s Web page on coyotes provides specific guidance on discouraging encounters with pets and people.

It is against the law to intentionally feed wildlife in Pima County. If a person is intentionally feeding wildlife they can be charged a $300 fine. The law is in the Arizona Revised Statute 13-2927.

Protecting Your Pets in the Desert

Architectural and Landscape Committee Requirements and Guidelines regarding wildlife:

Bird Feeders and Birdhouses

Bird feeders, birdhouses, and other similar items may not be mounted higher than 6 feet above grade, and must be placed in the rear of the property, entirely within the lot lines, and not on party walls. When the property owner is not in residence or when such items are no longer in use, they shall be removed. Placement in common areas is prohibited. A maximum of two feeders/houses are allowed per residence to limit the potential of creating a nuisance to the neighboring properties (spilled seed may attract rodents and snakes). Hummingbird feeders are not included in this maximum. An ALC Permit is not required.

Source: ALC Guidelines Section 4.36  Approved November 23, 2015

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