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 Wildlife Information

Round Rock has a large population of wildlife. Commonly seen in this area are bats, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, snakes, and coyotes. If anyone discovers a wild animal that is sick, injured, or in your home contact Animal Control Office immediately.

Safety Tips

  • The public should use caution with any wild animal and should not attempt to catch or pick up the animal.
  • Trapping healthy wildlife is discouraged since many animals are difficult to catch and can be dangerous. Preventative measures have proven to be safer and more effective.
  • If a wild animal is discovered in your home do not attempt to approach it or capture it. If the animal is visible contact Animal Control and if not visible a professional pest control company will need to be contacted.

10 tips for animal proofing your home

  • Pick up fruits and nuts from your trees
  • Don’t leave pet food outside
  • Keep compost heaps covered
  • Keep garbage in garage or sealed cans
  • Place garbage cans in a rack so they can’t be turned over
  • Install screens on attic vents
  • Protect window wells with well covers
  • Check dryer vents
  • Use a chimney cap
  • Patch holes and cracks that lead outside

Download more information for animal-proofing your home (PDF)

Preventive Measures
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