One of the great things about Oconee County is the diverse wildlife living in and around the community, including squirrels, bats, raccoons, opossums, skunks, snakes, deer, coyotes, and even an occasional bobcat or bear!  
Oconee County Animal Services encourages people to coexist with wildlife when at all possible. Eliminating food sources and places for wildlife to live are the best ways to prevent wildlife from becoming a nuisance around your home.  Some ways to do this are:  

  • Feeding pets indoors only,
  • Keeping garbage cans tightly covered 
  • Keeping crawl spaces and attic vents secured
  • Keeping trees trimmed away from your home to prevent roof/attic access

For additional resources, please visit the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.