Wildlife in the City
An abundance of wildlife can be found in the City of College Park. Birds, deer, groundhogs, raccoons, squirrels, opossums, fox, geese, and bats are just to name a few. Lake Artemesia for instance, has an abundance of life both in and out of the water. The Lake is a great place to go bird watching, go fishing, or watch the turtles in the water.
Unfortunately because of habitat loss, many creatures often seek refuge in local neighborhoods. Living near humans provides wild animals with a wealth of unnatural food sources (trash, pet food, gardens, etc.) and artificial living quarters (sheds, attics, chimneys, etc.) While some may never have problems with wildlife, others may find wildlife disturbing their home or yard.
If you find your home or yard negatively affected by wildlife, including feral cats, please contact the City’s Animal Control. Our Animal Control Officer can provide residents with information with how to solve a variety of wildlife problems without harm to the animal or person.