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Coexisting with wildlife in Trent Woods

Fox sightings are increasingly common across North Carolina, either because of the abundance of food available to foxes, or because they may have been disturbed from their resting place.  And, while the animal can be fascinating to watch, many people fear these foxes may have rabies. But seeing one, even during the day, does not necessarily mean the fox is diseased.


With their cat-like movements and masked faces, raccoons, especially kits, can tempt even the most wildlife-wary people in for a closer look.  But like all wildlife, raccoons should be left alone. They can transmit rabies, and while transmission to humans is rare, the risk should be taken seriously.

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission indicates that bear interactions with humans are increasing across the state.  While bears typically live in wooded areas, they do occasionally wander into residential areas, primarily in search of food.  Residents should be aware that bears will not be trapped and removed from the area.  As a result, you should take precautions to minimize your contact with bears.  Visit the website below to get some tips on how to reduce bear encounters.

The White Tailed Deer is very commonly seen in Trent Woods primarily due to a readily available food source and other factors that force deer into the area.  Many people feel that deer are a nuisance due to the fact they eat many varieties of landscape plants.  For some tips on reducing damage done by deer click on the link below.

The Town of Trent Woods does not trap and remove wild animals.  We can provide you with contact information for services that you can contact for the removal of wildlife.

Click the link below to visit the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Website

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