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There's an animal on the road, what do we do?
Call ODOT (Oregon Department of Transportation)! 541-744-8080
Many laws exist to protect wildlife. Few people are aware
that it is usually ILLEGAL to kill, trap, or relocate most
wildlife without a permit (or license). Exceptions: In Oregon, it is
LEGAL to kill certain species of rodents (nutria, mountain beaver,
gophers, voles, yellow bellied marmots, rats and mice), moles, badger,
opossum, porcupine, skunks, weasels, and coyotes. It is only legal to
kill protected furbearers or dogs without a permit/license if they are
in the act of chasing livestock or they are threatening human lives.
There are many reasons for regulations, including the protection of the public, management of wildlife populations, and conservation of threatened or endangered species. Reasons not to relocate wildlife include: the threat of spreading diseases, the likelihood that the relocated animal will die trying to return to its former territory (they will travel dozens of miles at times to attempt to return, and get hit by cars in the process), current wildlife residents where you relocate the animal will fight with the new animal and you will have caused excessive stress/injury/death to all animals involved.
Only licensed officials should deal with these issues. Refer to the ODFW Furbearer Laws (ODFW Furbearer Regulations 2006), or contact the agencies listed below for more information:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS): http://www.fws.gov
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): http://www.dfw.state.or.us
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