We deal with the removal of dead animals and dead birds from land we own, including:

  • roads
  • pavements
  • public open spaces

Report dead animals

Use our eForm to report dead animals or dead birds.

Report a dead animal

Our responsiblity for dead animals

We appreciate it can sometimes be difficult to determine ownership of a dead animal. However, we can not remove dead animal or birds from private land as the responsibility lies with the owner (of the land or the animal).

Dead animals in rivers

The Environment Agency deal with the removal of dead animals from main rivers if there is a blockage or a risk of flooding.

The Internal Drainage Board will deal with 'watercourses' which are not main rivers. However, they may try to contact the appropriate landowner to deal with removal in the first instance.

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