For many, backyard fun may include filling up balloons with water and having a water balloon fight. But when the balloons burst, fragments from the inflatables can end up being dispersed all over the yard. These rubbery pieces are often left where wild animals can mistake them for food and ingest them. Even the materials in so-called "biodegradable" balloons can take up to four years to properly degrade, which leaves plenty of time for wild animals to find and ingest the pieces. Instead of balloons, consider water guns, which provide all the fun and none of the waste.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION