Wildlife

Report dead animal by road

Racing pigeons

For advice on what to do if you find a stray racing pigeon, please contact:

Badgers

Control of badgers

Under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 it is a serious offence to kill, injure or take a badger, or to damage or interfere with a sett without a licence. For information about obtaining a licence see:

 For advice and information on how to prevent damage by badgers, please contact the: 

Dead or injured badgers

You can be prosecuted for possession of a dead badger. Never try to dispose of a dead badger yourself. If you see a dead badger on the side of the road please contact the Council so we can collect and dispose of it:

 If you find an injured badger, do not touch it. Please:

  • Visit the RSPCA website or
  • Phone the RSPCA on 08705 555999 or
  • Contact your local vet.

Foxes

The killing of foxes is restricted under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 but some pest control companies will deal with problem cases. We do not offer this service.

There are several chemical deterrents available from garden centres and DIY stores - they will be able to advise on the most suitable for your situation. Legislation does not permit the use of non-approved products such as creosote and diesel oil which can be dangerous to other animals and pets

If you find an injured fox, do not touch it. Please:

  • Visit the RSPCA website or
  • Phone the RSPCA on 08705 555999 or
  • Contact your local vet.

We will collect any dead foxes found on the side of the road.

Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 1PX