Wildlife Emergency Services

A skunk is trapped by a snap trap. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

Wildlife Services Rescue Skunks Caught In Rat Traps In Monterey, Santa Cruz Counties

Wildlife Emergency Services crews responded to three rescues of skunks caught in rat traps in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties in four days, which the group said Monday is an unusually high number.


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Wildlife Rescuers Search For Fox That Lost A Paw In Illegal Trap

The fox eluded the rescuers on two occasions. On one attempt it was apparent that the trap was gone from the animal’s leg. In some cases, animals gnaw their limbs off to get free of traps.


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Reward Offered For Information Leading To Shooter Of Great Blue Heron In Hollister

A $5,050 reward has been offered by a wildlife group for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot a Great Blue Heron in Hollister last week.


A marmot on the loose in a San Francisco neighborhood. (Source: Wildlife Emergency Services)

Public’s Help Needed To Return Marmot Loose In San Francisco To Its Sierra Home

San Francisco’s Wildlife Emergency Services is asking for the public’s help in finding a marmot running around underneath homes near the city’s Potrero Hill neighborhood.


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Lack Of Rainfall A Life And Death Matter For Wildlife Creeping Into Backyards

The state-wide drought is not just impacting humans. Wildlife Emergency Services in Moss Landing says they’re getting some out of the ordinary phone calls about wild animals venturing into urban areas in a desperate search for food and water.


The Bernal Marmot (Wildlife Emergency Services/BCN)

Elusive Marmot Captured After Taking Up Residence In SF’s Bernal Heights

A yellow-bellied marmot that was spotted in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood in June was finally found and captured at a school in nearby Noe Valley on Wednesday.


Wildlife Emergency Services personnel create a stronger nest for three baby owls that fell from a nest in Santa Cruz County on April 8, 2013. (Wildlife Emergency Services)

Wildlife Rescue Crews Save 3 Baby Owls In Santa Cruz County

Three baby owls fell from their nests in Santa Cruz County Monday afternoon and Wildlife Emergency Services personnel were on the recovery mission, an organization spokeswoman said.