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Residents say raccoons, even deer, are just a few of the animals rustling around in the woods between Poplar Avenue and Dogwood Road in Germantown. (Photo Source: Joan Terry) Residents say raccoons, even deer, are just a few of the animals rustling around in the woods between Poplar Avenue and Dogwood Road in Germantown. (Photo Source: Joan Terry)
They say there are openings on either side of the property where animals can travel. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) They say there are openings on either side of the property where animals can travel. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
EAST MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - Germantown residents have some big concerns that new construction is hurting wild animals. The concern is stretching from Germantown to Collierville.

People have been calling the Collierville Animal Shelter worried that wildlife is getting trapped inside a fence along Germantown Road.

Residents say raccoons, even deer, are just a few of the animals rustling around in the woods between Poplar Avenue and Dogwood Road in Germantown.

"Coyote, red fox, gray fox, and a number of birds. We have to see those lose their habitat," said resident Joan Terry.

Pretty soon, these woods will become home to a new Whole Foods Market.

A blue fence now surrounds the area.

Residents here are concerned some of this wildlife is getting trapped inside the fence.

"We've lived here three years, and we bought it because of that feeling of being in nature," added Terry.

Construction crews say the wildlife that lives here isn't trapped at all.

They say there are openings on either side of the property where animals can travel.

 "What's going to happen to all of our wildlife if we change their habitats to asphalt, put in parking and don't allow buffer zones with trees?" asked Terry.

The Germantown Animal Shelter hasn't received any calls about wildlife being trapped inside the fence around the Whole Foods lot.

WMC Action News 5's Justin Hanson called the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to see if they've recovered any trapped animals inside the fence. He is still waiting to hear back.

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