THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (December 21, 2018) – The Woodlands Township encourages residents to become informed and remain vigilant about safety around wildlife in the community.The Woodlands is situated in a vibrant forest, which is a natural habitat for a variety of wildlife such as coyotes, deer, opossums, foxes, armadillos, snakes and more. As neighborhoods have developed, the community has preserved many areas of natural habitat for wildlife. However, in the cold of winter, wildlife may approach neighborhoods and more densely populated areas in search of food and shelter.
There are numerous steps residents can take to reduce the appeal of their yard and surrounding areas as refuge for wildlife.
Please remember that many animals are protected by state and federal law, and The Woodlands Covenants prohibit the discharge of weapons in the community. By law, only licensed individuals are permitted to relocate skunks, bats, raccoons and foxes.
If you have any questions or wish to report a nuisance wildlife sighting, please call the Township at 281-210-3800. To report potentially dangerous wildlife, please call Texas Parks and Wildlife at 512-389-4848. For detailed information about wildlife, conservation and safety when encountering wildlife, please visit https://tpwd.texas.gov. For more information about The Woodlands Township, please call 281-210-3800 or visit www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.