University of Illinois Extension

Identifying the Animal Causing a Problem

The first step in handling a problem with wildlife is to identify the animal that is causing the problem. If you already know what animal you are dealing with you can go to the Directory of Illinois Wildlife for information about how to control damage caused by that species. If you aren't sure what species is causing the problem then this photo directory can help you identify the animal. This directory contains photos of tracks, scat, typical signs of wildlife damage, and pictures of animals and birds most likely to cause problems in Illinois.