?Urban growth encroaches on habitats of wild animals?
Due to the explosive growth of Baton Rouge wild animals have been losing their habitats. Lately there have been more and more calls to Animal Control to come pick up wild animals. Last week they received a call about a thirty pound nutria in someone?s backyard. Within the last year Animal Control has picked up more than 1,000 animals. Wild animals are having to deal with loss of habitat and threat of dogs and other pets. One of the biggest threats they face, though is people feeding them because it causes them to form a dependence on humans. Leslie Lattimore is one of 40 people in Louisiana who is licensed to rehabilitate wild animals. She works night and day to nurse wild hurt animals back to health, all on her own money. Bluebonnet Swamp is one haven
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