Animals

Vermont Critters

Here is your source for information on the identification, habitat, ecology, reproduction, range, and distribution of Vermont’s animals.

Nuisance Wildlife

Bats in the attic, bears in the beehives, deer eating the beans, raccoons in the garbage: the list of wildlife problems goes on.

Many wildlife species can become a nuisance under certain circumstances. Here are some resources for help with nuisance wildlife.

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Damage Control Unit

Berlin, Vermont   Phone number:  802-223-8690 or visit their website on protecting property.

Rabies

What Is Rabies?

Rabies, sometimes known as hydrophobia, is a deadly disease of the brain. It is the most important wildlife disease risk to humans and pets in Vermont. Although rabies is a virus that is 100% fatal if not treated, it is also 100% preventable.

Chronic Wasting Disease

To date, Chronic Wasting Disease has not been detected in any deer populations within Vermont.

What is Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)?

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological (brain and nervous system) disease found in deer, elk, caribou, and moose (cervids) populations in certain geographical locations in North America. CWD is caused by a mutant protein, called a prion.

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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