Here is your source for information on the identification, habitat, ecology, reproduction, range, and distribution of Vermont’s animals.
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.
To date, Chronic Wasting Disease has not been detected in any deer populations within Vermont.
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.
What is chronic wasting disease?
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.
Berlin, Vermont Phone number: 802-223-8690 or visit their website on protecting property.
Zebra mussels are typically found in infested lakes and rivers attached to hard surfaces including rocks, other mussels, plant stems, docks, boats, and pipes. In Vermont, they have become established in Lake Champlain and Lake Bomoseen.