Andrew Beare is Hilliard's town ranger.

Welcoming wildlife into the community

They are three of Hilliard’s most popular residents.

People see them every day in the city. They even have their own dedicated social media community page!

We’re talking turkeys — or technically, turkeys, because three can usually be found. And they represent just one example of the wildlife that Hilliard residents live together in our community. Other common creatures include Canada geese, deer, raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and coyotes.

Andrew Beare is Hilliard's town ranger.

Some residents welcome this type of wildlife as an important part of life in a community that maintains forested and agricultural areas. Others point to problems caused by the interactions humans and wildlife will experience as humans expand into an area that was once home to these animals.

By following a few basic rules, humans and wild animals can live in harmony.

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