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A VARIETY OF WILDLIFE INHABIT THE BEAUTIFUL VERDUGO MOUNTAINS. IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE OF SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN CASE YOU SHOULD ENCOUNTER WILDLIFE WHILE VISITING THE VERDUGO MOUNTAINS. TO ENSURE WILDLIFE STAYS WILD, SAFE AND HEALTHY, PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER FEED OR APPROACH WILD ANIMALS. MINDFUL CONSIDERATION OF THE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS WILL ENSURE THAT THE BEAUTIFUL VERDUGO MOUNTAINS CONTINUE TO BE SHARED HARMONIOUSLY BY BOTH PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE.

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATION TITLE 14, SECTION §251.1 AGAINST THE HARASSMENT OF ANIMALS SPECIFIES NO PERSON SHALL HARASS ANY GAME OR NONGAME BIRD OR MAMMAL OR FURBEARING MAMMAL WHERE HARASS IS DEFINED AS AN INTENTIONAL ACT WHICH DISRUPTS AN ANIMAL'S NORMAL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS, WHICH INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, BREEDING, FEEDING OR SHELTERING. 

BEAR COYOTE MOUNTAIN LION
Bears are attracted to anything edible or smelly. It's not un-common see bears in or around communities near bear habitat. Coyotes given access to human food and garbage, tend to lose their natural fear of people and may cause some damage. There is a chance you may be attracting mountain lions to your property without even knowing it.

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DEER RATTLESNAKE RACCOON
Deer attracted to food near or in your property may be attracting mountain lions. Where there are deer there are mountain lions. Rattlesnakes generally retreat if given room and not provoked or threatened. Be careful to reduce your chances of being bit. Adapts extremely well to urban and suburban environments. Distemper outbreaks are seen in raccoons every few years.

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BOBCAT OPOSSUM SKUNK
It is typically easy to persuade a bobcat to keep its distance. They are quiet, shy, & reclusive. Learn about ways you can make your home less inviting. Having lost much of their natural fear of people the opossum may likely visit vegetable gardens, compost piles and garbage cans in nearby homes. Reduce access to food, water, and shelter to make your home less attractive to skunks. The management of insects and grubs can further reduce the sources of food for skunks. 

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HAWK GROUND SQUIRREL BIRDS
A member of the raptor family, the hawk is a fierce bird of prey that hunts smaller animals and is protected by State law. Although not very threatening, squirrels can carry diseases harmful to people. Never feed or approach a wild squirrel. Many songbird fledglings leave the nest before able to fly. If you find a young bird, often the best thing to do is leave it alone. 

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RABBIT DUCK BAT
Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease affects both wild and domestic rabbis, click on the picture above to learn more. Keeping ducks outside of your pool or yard is much easier than trying to get them out later. California is home to 25 species of bats. Almost all are nocturnal and insectivores.

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THE BURBANK ANIMAL SHELTER AIMS TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON CO-EXISTING WITH VARIOUS WILDLIFE INDIGENOUS TO BURBANK. BURBANK ANIMAL CONTROL RESPONDS TO WILDLIFE CALLS REGARDING:

  • WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS

  • DECEASED OR INJURED WILDLIFE

  • WILDLIFE TRAPPING

 
 
Phone: 818-238-3000
For Emergencies Call: 911
 
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