Richland police say wildlife encounters are increasing so stay alert and be safe when traveling.

Continued Tri-Cities growth forces all kinds of wildlife to move leading to more encounters as their area to roam freely continues to shrink. It only takes a split second for something to dart out in front of you, thank you for your ongoing attention.

Have you had an encounter with wildlife while driving in the city limits? Ever bashed into one?

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