Permits from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are required for a person to possess, display, care for, propagate, collect, transport, or sell certain protected wildlife species. These include permits for: exotic snakes, fur bearing animals (beavers, raccoons, etc.), falcons and other raptors, bobcats, nongame wildlife, white tailed deer, alligators, endangered species, and more.
If you find a bat, please locate a bat rehabilitator through their website.
If you find an injured or orphaned small mammal such as a cottentail, squirrel, raccoon, or opossum please contact a licensed rehabilitator through their website.
If you find an injured or orphaned wild bird please contact Rodgers Wildlife so that a licensed rehabilitator can care for the animal.