What to do about Nuisance, Dangerous or Injured Wildlife
If humans are in immediate physical danger from an aggressive animal, CALL 9-1-1.
CDFW must follow Established Guidelines when dealing with wildlife that threatens Public Safety.
Report Wildlife Mortality
If you see dead fish, birds or other wildlife, DO NOT TOUCH! But do let us know by filling out the Mortality Reporting Form.
Injured or Orphaned Wildlife
CDFW issues permits to independent facilities for wildlife rehabilitation.
Consult a nearby Rehabilitation Facility BEFORE removing an animal from the wild.
Report Wildlife Problems
To report general wildlife problems contact your Regional CDFW Office.
Living with Wildlife: Advice for common human-wildlife interactions
- Rodenticide Warning!
Careless use of poison baits used to control rodents can injure or kill pets and wild animals.
- PEST NOTES by the University of California, Integrated Pest Management
methods for deterring problems with dozens of wildlife, plant, and bug species, including: coyote, deer, opossum, raccoons, rattlesnakes, skunks, squirrels, swallows and woodpeckers
- Wildlife Pest Control Around Gardens and Homes
(book available for purchase from the University of California)
- Kit Fox
- Mountain Lion
- Waterfowl (Ducks, Geese, etc.)