The community of Rossmoor is developing a Wildlife Watch Program in coordination with the Rossmoor Homeowners Association, Rossmoor Neighborhood Watch, Orange County Animal Control, Department of Fish and Wildlife and community volunteers.
To volunteer to be a member of the Wildlife Watch Team, click here.
Step 1: Report Coyote Sightings to the Rossmoor Wildlife Watch Team on their website: http://rossmoorwildlife.org/report/
Step 2: You may also report wildlife sightings to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Orange County Animal Control Services presides over animal control in the Rossmoor Community and animal control is strictly under their jurisdiction. Animal Control will only respond to coyote sightings if the animal is injured or there is a threat to human life. To report such injuries or threats (i.e. stalking/attacks) call Animal Control at 714-935-6848. After hours you may call 714-935-7158. If you do not get a response Dial 9-1-1.
For more information visit the California Department of Fish and Wildfile website.
Remember, the RCSD does not have jurisdiction over wildlife. The coyote log is kept for data collection purposes only in order to recognize trends and increase local community awareness. For an imminent threat or if you feel you or someone else is in danger, call Animal Control or DIAL 9-1-1 !
Helpful Coyotes Links: Orange County Animal Control: http://ocpetinfo.com/services/wildlife Orange County Wildlife Trackers: http://www.octrackers.com/coyotes.htm
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.)