Field officers for the state Game Commission's Northcentral region filed the following reports on Aug. 2, according to the agency's website:
Lycoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Harold Cole reports that during the spring of the year, he receives a lot of calls about wildlife hanging out around houses. Sometimes the wildlife is sick and might be stumbling, falling down or bleeding. Other times, wildlife reported as "sick" isn't sick. Often times, females will stay in an area and be more forward and stay in areas that they usually do not regularly visit. This may be because she is searching for food because she has many mouths to feed. Once the young get big enough to travel with mom, she usually will move on. The best way to have her move on sooner is to make sure that you don't have any food sources for the wildlife to use.
Northwest Region Field Report - Aug. 2