If you have any questions about the wildlife of Olympia, you can contact the Washington Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Washington Fish & Wildlife Agency. Washington game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Olympia wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Olympia like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Jack Russell Wildlife Control at 360-539-8266.
Washington State bird: Willow goldfinch
State mammal: Olympic marmot, Orca
State amphibian: Pacific tree frog
State fish: Steelhead trout
State insect: Green darner dragonfly
Washington State is another coastal state, and has a large inlet area consisting of hundreds of islands and deep bays. It has thick forests and is mostly mountainous except for a semi-arid portion in the east used for farming. The Cascade Mountains in Washington run from north to south, and the climate on the east side is significantly different than the climate on the west side. West of the mountains, the summers tend to be warm and the winters mild, and all the seasons see their fair share of precipitation. The western side of the state is much drier. Some regions are considered desert zones. Like most states, Washington offers a variety of habitats for a variety of animals.
At this level on the country map, the animals tend to be larger and a bit more geared toward surviving in extreme conditions. Washington has some large creatures, both predators and prey. Moose and elk are the largest grazers in this region, living on the tough mountain slopes in the summer months and eventually moving into the valleys during the winter. With large grazing animals come large predators, and this state has cougars, black bear, coyotes, wolves, and grizzly bear. The grizzly bear, the largest of all predators in the state, is very rare and only seen on occasion in the Cascades.
The mountainous terrain and winding mountain streams are ideal for animals like beavers, otters, nutria, and muskrats. These semi-aquatic animals live at the lower elevations, damming up narrow streams and creating new ecosystems in emerging pools.
Like most places in North America, Washington has an abundant population of raccoons and squirrels, two of the most common nuisance animals. Along with these pesky critters are skunks, rats, pocket gophers, opossums, and bats.
The islands and inlets of the Salish Sea, the network of waterways carved into Washington, are an ideal location for many of the water-loving animals in the state. There are over 130 species that depend on the sea for daily survival. Blue heron, eagles, red foxes, sea otters, seals, beacked whales, and sea lions are among the animals you can view while visiting this part of the state. While most marine animals aren't troublesome, homeowners living along the shores can often find wild visitors from time to time. Creatures like seals and sea lions won't invade a home, but they will bask on decks or docks near the water.
To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (360) 352-2510
If they can't help, call the Washington Wildlife Commission at (360) 352-2510. You can also call your local sheriff department at (360) 352-2510 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of WA wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Olympia. If you need Olympia pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and
skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Washington beaver control and removal. Jack Russell Wildlife Control also provides dead animal removal services. 360-539-8266
Jack Russell Wildlife Control services the area south of Puget Sound, including Thurston County, Lewis County, Pierce County, and Cowlitz County. We serve the towns of Olympia, north to Shelton, south to Castle Rock, and towns such as Lacey, Montesano, and Centralia , Galvin, & Chehalis in between. We also service Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, Rochester, Tenino, Rainier, Boston Harbor, Steamboat Island, Maytown, Littlerock, Chehalis, Adna, Boistfort, Morton, Randle, Packwood, Mossyrock, Longview, Kelso, Winlock, Napavine, PeEll, Doty, Dryad, Cinebar, and Galvin. We answer our 360-539-8266 cell phone 24/7, so call us at any time to discuss your critter problem.
As in so many other places around the world, Olympia's unique habitat is on its last legs. "Right now is so crucial," says Squirrel and Snake Man, his piercing eyes scanning the shrubbery for native songbirds. "If we wait until the systems are completely gone and try to start it over -- to recreate a system from scratch -- we would lose so much." Washington has an abundance of wildlife, and Olympia is no exception.
Olympia was once a patchwork of oak woodland, grasslands, dunes and wetlands crowded with birds, elk, bears and other wildlife. Though virtually all of this is gone, a surprising amount of wildness held on until the past couple of decades. Although several species of wildlife roam Olympia, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.
"The lights came on overnight in Olympia with the Gold Rush," says Dylan The Opossum Guy, a consulting naturalist who works with Squirrel and Snake Man. "But then a lot of things stabilized: There were choruses of chorus frogs, red-legged frogs, garter snakes, quail, brush rabbits. But in my lifetime those things are no longer here, and I'm only a man of 33." Remember to treat the wild animals of Olympia, Washington, with respect.
Since The Opossum Guy was a boy in the Sunset, the habitat available for what he calls "medium-sized critters," like quail and rabbits, has been reduced and chopped to pieces. Washington has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Olympia snake species and mammals.
If you have a Olympia wildlife problem and need help, call Jack Russell Wildlife Control at 360-539-8266. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Olympia. They offer custom Olympia wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Thurston County in Washington. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 360-539-8266
We also service the towns of Tenino, Bucoda, Tumwater including animal control in Littlerock, Yelm, East Olympia, and wildlife pest control in Rainier, Rochester, Lacey, McCleary, and more.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Olympia wildlife rescue, or a Olympia zoo or nature center, or Olympia wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Olympia to solve your problem for you, call Jack Russell Wildlife Control: 360-539-8266 and they can help you with your Olympia wildlife problem.