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Halloween decorations attract wild animals

Posted at 3:29 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 20:41:04-04

This Halloween, your scary decorations can attract some spooky visitors.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says pumpkins, gourds, and squash left outside your doors can attract wild animals. Javelina, coyotes, deer, and bears can eat your decorations.

The department recommends putting jack-o-lanterns and cornucopias indoors on a window sill so they could still be seen from outside.

It is illegal to feed wildlife in Pima, Maricopa, and Pinal counties.

The maximum penalty is a $300 fine.

For tips on minimizing conflicts with wildlife, click here.