Below are some wildlife resources to further educate Charlton citizens on how to approach wildlife.


Massachusetts Wildlife Problem Animal Control (PAC)

According to the Massachusetts Wildlife website, Problem Animal Control PAC permits authorize the handling of:

  • Certain species of bats
  • Chipmunk
  • Gray fox
  • House sparrow
  • Mice
  • Moles
  • Muskrat
  • Norway rat
  • Opossum
  • Pigeon
  • Porcupine
  • Rabbit
  • Raccoon
  • Red fox 
  • Red, gray and flying squirrel
  • Skunk
  • Snapping turtle
  • Starling
  • Voles
  • Weasel
  • Woodchuck

Individuals with damage caused by beaver flooding must contact their local Board of Health for a determination and necessary permitting. Damage caused by migratory birds and other birds such as woodpeckers, which are protected under both state and federal law, require a permit from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.