Endangered Species

In certain counties in South Texas, some lethal control options are restricted because of the presence of ocelots and jaguarundis. These two cat species are classified as Endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. In such counties, the use of traps, snares, and M-44 devices may be unlawful and/or their use restricted. Check with your local representative of the Texas Animal Damage Control Service, Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if such regulations exist in your county.