While reviewing some of my posts this a.m. looking for "unauthorized"entries by one of my young'uns, came across an interesting bit that got locked in may I hadn't noticed but is relevant to this thread.
Feeding animals, kind of a no brainer with some species, and I'm not too inclined to feed grey-jays, aka whiskey jacks, and waste my food, but kids love it when I demonstrate how to catch one safely and observe the rest of the flock's reaction.
And here is my etiquitte spiel.
People seem to love to boast about the Fish they catch, trout, and display the entrails and guts over the shoreline, campsite, water.
That is rude and potentially dangerous to water hygiene , and an attractant to bears and wolves.[V]
What to do with the guts ?? If you are allowed, burn it. No fires allowed ? then I often employ the services of the "swiper birds" aka whiskey jacks.
Lure them in with trail food, gain their trust and then switch their offerings with
fish left overs. They love it and it is a win-win for all. Happy times.
Any thing small left over feeds slugs and ants a valuable rare protein source in subalpine environment.