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Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Wild Animals
Q: Who can I call regarding a wild animal (raccoon, skunk, etc.) on my property?
The Township of South Stormont does not remove wildlife from private property. Property owners should contact a licensed pest control service or licensed trapper to assist with the removal of wildlife, such as raccoons and skunks.
Q: Who can I call regarding a wild animal (raccoon, skunk, etc.) on my property that is acting strange and has bitten a human or domestic animal?
There are diseases or conditions that could cause a wild animal to act abnormally, never approach the animal. Most rabid animals show these signs:
- they are extremely excited;
- they may attack objects or other animals;
- they may froth at the mouth; or
- they may bite at anything.
If you or a domestic animal has come in contact with a wild animal suspected of having rabies, please seek medical attention and contact the Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940. Additional information is available on the Ministry website at www.mnr.gov.on.ca.