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Frequently Asked Questions: Wildlife, Birds & Pests

Wildlife

Birds

Birds and wildlife are not governed by the City of Winnipeg Pound By-law. For general information on birds and wildlife, contact Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation centre:

or the Winnipeg Humane Society at 204-982-2025

Grackles and Crows

Pigeons

Pests


Wildlife

What do I do about raccoons on my property?
The Animal Services Agency does not deal with wildlife.  Please visit the Manitoba Conservation website for more information at http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/problem_wildlife/raccoon.html


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I’ve found a nest of baby rabbits and I don’t see the mother. What should I do?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with wildlife. You could contact Manitoba Rehabilitation Organization at 204-878-3740 for information or the Manitoba Conservation web site http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/orphinj/young.html


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There’s a deer in my yard. What should I do?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with wildlife. If you have questions regarding the deer population in Winnipeg, contact Manitoba Conservation at 204-945-7273. If the deer is not causing any disturbance, it is best to leave it alone, keep a safe distance and allow it to continue on its journey.


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I think I saw a coyote, fox, wolf, cougar in my neighbourhood. What should I do?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with wildlife. Contact Manitoba Conservation at 204-945-7273.


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I saw a bear in my neighbourhood. What should I do?
Contact the Winnipeg Police Service at 911 if you have a bear in your yard.


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The beavers are destroying the trees along the river bank. Who do I call?
Call 311 to register your concern.


Birds

There’s a peacock in my yard. What do I do?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with birds. Leave it alone and it will move away.


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There is a turkey in my yard. What do I do?
Wild turkeys are native to Manitoba and from time to time they will come into Winnipeg. Leave them alone and they will find shelter in trees or move to another location.


Grackles and Crows

We’re having problems with grackles and crows in our neighbourhood. They’re causing a mess and they’re attacking people. What can Animal Services Agency do?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with nuisance wildlife. Visit Manitoba Conservation website for more information on dealing with nuisance wildlife. http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/faq/probwildlife.html#7


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Does the City of Winnipeg remove crows nests?
No, the Animal Services Agency does not offer this service. Consult the yellow pages for tree services that may offer to remove crows nests from private property.


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Can I shoot the grackles and crows?
No. It is illegal to discharge a firearm within the City of Winnipeg. This includes pellet guns and sling shots.


Pigeons

My neighbour has a pigeon coup. Is this allowed?
For regulations regard pigeon coups, please see the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law or contact 311 .


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What do I do about all the pigeons that are roosting on my house?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with pigeons on private property. Consult your yellow pages under exterminators.


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Can I shoot the pigeons?
No, it is illegal to discharge a fire arm in the City of Winnipeg. This includes pellet guns and sling shots.


Pests

What do I do about squirrels in my yard?
Animal Services Agency does not deal with wildlife. Contact Manitoba Conservation for further information.


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I have rats (or mice) in my yard. What do I do?
Contact an exterminator.

 



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