Keep wildlife safe in your backyard.
Fencing can be very damaging and even lethal to wildlife. Not only do animals get caught and trapped in fencing, but large fencing installations may disrupt wildlife paths and historical migration routes.
Fencing can create a complete barrier to ungulates, with fawns and calves unable to cross, they become stranded and separated from the herd and may die from predators or starvation. Birds can also collide, break wings, and become impaled by barbs.
Once the pile is ignited, there is little time for animals to escape. It’s like your house suddenly going up in flames, with you trapped inside. Yikes!
Please consider the animals that may be in your pile and scare them out before you light it up. If possible, move parts of the pile, create lots of noise or other activity to frighten animals out of doomed hiding places.