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Other Animals

Wildlife & Feral Animals

As a first instance all reports on wildlife should be referred to the relevant Government department. In cases of emergency or when life is threatened, advice may be given for the removal and re-location of snakes and other wildlife.  


Please note that Rangers are not authorised to remove snakes.  For snake removal, please contact Jyden Couzens on 0488 278 606 


For the removal of bees please contact Messines Bee Farm on 0436 855 763

Foxes and Rabbits

To be referred to the Department of Agriculture on 9690 2000.

Native Animals

All reports in relation to native animals are to be referred to the Department Parks and Wildlife on 9334 0292.

For injured animals please contact the Wildcare Hotline on 9474 9055.

If either of the above departments are unable to help Ranger Services may, depending on the circumstances, be made available to assist by:

  • Removing snakes from within buildings in life threatening situations
  • Relocating native wildlife to natural reserves
  • Taking injured wildlife to appropriate carers.

Stock & Other Animal Complaints

Straying stock wandering on streets or in public open spaces are to be reported to Ranger Services. When making a complaint the following information is required:

  • Your full name, address and telephone number
  • Type, number and location of stock straying
  • Time/s and date/s of incidents
  • Where they came from (if known)

Ill treated and/or abandoned animals are the responsibility of the RSPCA and all incidents of this nature should be referred directly to them on 1300 278 3589 (1300 CRUELTY) which is the national cruelty hotline.

Poultry and Rodents 

Complaints are to be referred to the Shire of Northam Environmental Health Officer on 9622 6131 or 9622 6144.