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Be Kind to Kiawah Island Wildlife
While you’re here, please be mindful of our wild neighbors. Some tips to help you live harmoniously:
- While you are driving on the island—especially at night—be on the lookout for animals crossing the road. Deer especially can seemingly come out of nowhere very quickly!
- Although it is very tempting, do not feed the wildlife. This alters their natural instincts and weakens their ability to find food on their own. It can also make them more aggressive towards humans.
- Help our loggerhead turtles make a safe journey to the sea. If you stay on the beach from May through August, ensure that you turn off any outdoor lights. These can disorient the loggerheads, who use the moonlight to guide them home.
- Keep a safe distance from all wildlife, and make sure your kiddos and dogs do the same.