Bears aren’t the only wild animals you shouldn’t feed.
The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources is warning of increased observations of foxes in the Cartwright area.
That’s concerning in light of a positive rabies diagnosis in a fox recently killed in Rigolet, an advisory from the department notes.
The public is reminded not to feed wildlife or leave unsecured food or garbage where animals can access it.
Dumping garbage in all areas outside of designated municipal waste disposal facilities is illegal.
Pet owners in Labrador are being encouraged to vaccinate their pets for rabies.
Any unusual behaviour in wild or domestic animals should be reported to conservation officers, wildlife enforcement officers, veterinarians, police or public health officials, the release notes.