Living with Wildlife

Understanding Urban Wildlife

The City of Burleson has a variety of native wildlife that can be enjoyed from our backyards, parks, trails, and natural areas. It is up to all of us to protect native wildlife and their habitats. Please do not feed, touch, or attempt to catch any wildlife you find. We are visitors in their home and should view them at a safe distance. 

Sometimes living with urban wildlife can get complicated. Coyotes cross a trail in front of us, raccoons den under porches, and crows raid trash bins. How do we learn to coexist with wildlife in our city? Animal Services provides many helpful resources for Burleson residents which highlight preventative measures to reduce unwanted wildlife interactions.

The City of Burleson Animal Services does respond to service requests regarding sick or injured wildlife and those that may pose a threat to public safety, but does NOT trap apparently healthy wildlife that does not pose a threat. Animal Services also work to educate the public and provide wildlife resources to keep the public safe and preserve the wildlife and their habitats. Read Burleson Animal Services Wildlife Management Plan.

If you are concerned about a potentially dangerous animal or find injured wildlife, please immediately contact Burleson Animal Services at (817) 426-9283.

Exploring Urban Wildlife

Every animal serves an important role in the ecosystem. Learn more about Burleson's urban wildlife by clicking on the pictures below, or download the  Urban Wildlife Fact Sheets (PDF).

photo of a Bobcat
photo of a Coyote
photo of a Bat
photo of a Raccoon
photo of a Squirrel
photo of a Rabbit
photo of a Duck
photo of a Skunk
photo of an Armadillo
photo of a Snake
photo of an Opossum
photo of a Deer
photo of a Prairie Dog