Drought May Drive More Wild Animals into Town

Drought May Drive More Wild Animals into Town
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:57pm

EL PASO - It has been more than 100 days without rain in the area and we are on pace to perhaps break the longest dry streak in recorded history at the El Paso Airport. The dry weather is putting a strain on the food supply for wild animals. With no rain, there is less new growth for plant eating animals, and that strain translates up to the predators that prey on these animals.

Animals must travel further to find food and water because of the drought. Communities that are located beside wildlife areas are most likely for animal encroachment. But as Newschannel 9 reported earlier this week, a mountain lion made it all the way into downtown El Paso earlier this week.

Until rains return, animal expert recommend you keep a close eye on your pets.

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