As residents of South Florida's incredible natural habit, we are home to many different species of wildlife. At some point, most Floridians will come across some of the most popular neighborhood "critters", including iguanas, raccoons and opossums. Because humans are gradually encroaching on or living near many natural animal habitats, displaced wildlife often have nowhere else to go, so they venture into human habitats.

These nuisance animals will eat almost any plant or animal-based food.  Reducing the amount of available food is probably the most important preventive measure.  Typical food sources include garbage, pet food, bird seed, fallen fruit from fruit trees, and small animals.

To report an injured or orphaned wild animal, contact any of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions.

Please note that the information on this page is for informational purposes only.  We recommend that you contact the proper agency/business that specializes in the handling of specific species of animals or insects.


The City of Coconut Creek does not endorse any nuisance wildlife trappers.  The trapper registry is maintained by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a public service. It is recommended that customers receive multiple quotes from different providers, request and check references, and check for any complaints filed with the local Better Business Bureau (BBB) or similar organization.