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Local Wildlife

Orange County has an abundance of wildlife and Mission Viejo Animal Services Center receives many calls regarding these animals, especially in the spring season. We do respond to any injured or sick wildlife in the cities of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. We do not have a license to trap or relocate healthy wildlife. For more information on local wildlife, please see below. You may contact us at 949-470-3045 for further information. 


Baby birds



Coyotes - Living Among Wildlife Video

Ducks & ducklings 

Ducks in residential pools 

Mountain Lions





Snakes - Living Among Wildlife Video  

Snake Safety Reminders Video


Mission Viejo Animal Services actively tracks reported sightings of apex predators in our jurisdiction. Apex predators are considered to be Mountain Lions, Coyotes, and Bobcats. If you have spotted an apex predator, please complete the Wildlife Sighting Report Form. These reports will be monitored daily. If you require emergency assistance, please contact Mission Viejo Animal Services at 949-470-3045. If you are in a life threating situation, call 911 immediately.