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With the continued growth in Lathrop City limits, the wild animal population habitats are being disturbed, such as: coyotes, foxes, hawks, jack rabbits, snakes, and even rodents such as squirrels, mice, gophers, etc. Understanding their habits and behaviors will help in dealing with them as they are seen in our City more frequently. All of these animals are extremely adaptable and eventually they will move on to find a more suitable living environment.

There are a variety of wild animals that live within Lathrop. Click here to search for the wildlife that live in your zipcode.

There are numerous resources available to help you learn how to live with wildlife in your community. You can call your local animal control agency, go to your nearest library and research specific animals, or search the internet. Some wildlife links are:

California Dept. of Fish & Game National Wildlife Federation
www.dfg.ca.gov www.nwf.org

US Fish and Wildlife Service World Wildlife Fund
www.fws.gov www.worldwildlife.org

Wildlife Waystation Lindsay Wildlife Museum
www.waystation.org www.wildlife-museum.org

Check out some of these resources and find out what the wild animals in your area are all about. Understanding their habits and behaviors will help in dealing with them as they are seen in our City more frequently. Wild animals live in our neighborhoods and can add peace and beauty to our lives. Left alone and not encouraged, we can enjoy a peaceful co-existence with them.

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