If you live near wooded or forested areas, or a year-round body of water, it is very likely that you have a certain degree of wildlife activity on or around your property. In this case, it is also very likely that at some point in time, you may come across a dead animal. If this ever happens, the proper course of action will depend on the particular circumstances and various other factors.
Continue reading to learn what you should do if you find a dead animal on your property.
Dead Animal Removal
The most important thing you need to know about finding a dead animal is that you should never, under any circumstances, attempt to touch or tamper with the carcass. All wild animals are possible carriers of several infectious diseases, illnesses, bacteria, and parasites, all of which can be transmitted to both people and pets. Some illnesses are fatal, such as the Rabies virus.
If you find a dead animal on or around your property, here is what you need to do:
TAKE NOTE: If the animal is in an area of your property that does not get any public foot traffic, neither from your home’s occupants or pets, or the general public, then you do not have to do anything at all. Simply let nature take its course and leave the animal be. If the carcass is on your property, then continue with the following steps.
The first step to take is to secure young children and pets away from the area. If the animal is outdoors, move all children and pets indoors, and be sure the area with the animal is not accessible to the public.
If the sight is offensive to anyone, cover the carcass with a large towel, sheet, or tarp, being very careful not to come close or touch it at all. Be sure to toss this cover into the trash after the carcass has been collected.
Next, you need to assess the situation. Do this by first identifying the species. If you have a wild animal, like a raccoon or bat, you would need to take a different route than if you had a dead cat, dog, goose, or duck.
If you have a deceased cat, dog, or waterfowl species on your property, you will need to contact your local animal control company. You can find this contact information online at your county’s official webpage, or by calling the local police station for a direct referral.
If you have a deceased wild animal on your property, you would need to contact a local and licensed Michigan Wildlife Control Company for prompt dead animal removal services. Many companies even offer 24 hour emergency service, or may be able to offer same-day or next-day assistance.
Michigan Dead Animal Removal
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