Nuisance & Stray Animal Concerns
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Encountering a Fox
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Encountering a Coyote
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Signs You May Have Skunks
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Signs You May Have Squirrels and/or Raccoons
More Information on Rodents
Signs You May Have Rats or Mice
As Central Ohio continues to grow, the abundance of wildlife is adapting to dwindling natural habitats and capitalizing on the new food sources and nesting opportunities. Most times we can coexist peacefully with the creatures that take up residence in our yards and public parks, but some wildlife can become unwelcome “tenants,” causing destruction to property and, in some cases, posing a health risk.
One thing that residents can do to keep wildlife from becoming a nuisance or danger is to avoid intentional feeding. For more information on animal feeding click here.
Stray Dogs and Other Animals
Dead Animal Removal
Share Your Concerns
If you notice unusual behavior and believe an animal to be sick or in distress, contact the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at 1-800-WILDLIFE (800) 945-3543 or visit wildohio.gov.