Dead animals

Dead animals causing traffic hazards

If the animal is in the middle of a road or highway, and is a potential danger to traffic, please contact the police by phoning 101.

Dead animals in public places

We are responsible for the removal of dead animals from:

  • the public highway
  • land or beaches that we own
  • beaches that are privately leased through the Council

We cannot remove dead animals from private land.

We aim to remove the dead animal within 24 hours.

Report a dead animal

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