Wildlife Capture Guide
ALWAYS use caution with wild animals, especially Rabies Vector Species such as skunk, fox, raccoon and coyotes.
If you are unsure please wait until you speak with an Authorized Wildlife Custodian before attempting any rescue.
Do not take unnecessary risks!
Prepare a container. A plastic tub, laundry basket or cardboard box can be suitable provided there is adequate security AND ventilation
DO NOT offer the animal anything to eat or drink!
Always wear gloves to protect yourself and the animal.
Cover the animal’s head with a towel or sheet*.
This will help calm the animal and make handling them easier.
Gently place the animal in the prepared container.
Scoop them up with the blanket or use a shovel, cardboard or plastic lid.
Secure the container to ensure the animal cannot escape. Make sure they can breath. Remove the blanket or towel to prevent suffocation or entanglement.
Record your exact location GPS coordinates or closest intersection.
Animals must be released back the rescue site.
Wash your hands thoroughly.
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