• Rodents can carry numerous diseases, many of them fatal to humans or their pets.  Some of the more serious ones known to be found among rodents in our region are:
  • Any humans or pets who are bitten or scratched by a wild rodent should see a doctor or vet as soon as possible.
  • Use extreme caution when cleaning up after wild rodents, as hantavirus spreads most easily through contact with their urine or feces.
  • Never approach a wild rodent, including squirrels and chipmunks; although they may look fluffy and cute, they are still wild animals, and will defend themselves if they feel threatened.

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1. Bears
2. Cougars/Mountain Lions
3. Coyotes
4. Elk
5. Javelina/Peccary
6. Raccoons
7. Rodents
8. Skunks
9. Snakes
10. Spiders
11. Ticks
12. Woodpeckers