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Wildlife and your Pets

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Here you can get quick tips & information on how to handle an encounter between you (and your pet) with a wild animal.

Quick Tips

  • Put away water bowls and secure water sources
  • Don’t leave piles of brush sitting around for an extended period of time.
  • Watch wood piles as they can create a habitat for animals
  • Secure your garbage  
  • Coyotes, bobcats and some foxes can climb fences – coyote rollers can help on the top of your fence, especially if you back up to wooded areas.
  • Most wildlife does not like the smell of ammonia, so rags soaked in ammonia can help discourage their presence.
  • Because even owls can carry animals up to 13 lbs, accompany your animal if letting them outside. 


Important Contacts

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744
(512) 389-4800 or (800) 792-1112
Official website

Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services
1600 Waterbrook Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 990-6280
Official website 

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911
In a non-emergency, you can contact Pflugerville Police on:
(512) 990-6700
Official website

Useful Information About Wildlife

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