Answers to all important questions regarding invasive carnivores.

Local contact persons

Deer accident? Raccoons in the attic? Here you will find the responsible contact persons!


Do you have questions about the project or the species studied? We are happy to answer them!

    Raccoon FAQ
    For these cases, the local public order office is responsible. There it will be discussed whether a hunter is contacted to help you with your problem case and catch the raccoon.
    For insurance reasons, it is advisable for you to make a report in order to be able to settle a possible claim. For this purpose, you can contact the public order office or the police.
    Raccon Dog FAQ
    The raccoon can be clearly distinguished from the raccoon dog by its humped silhouette and the ringing of its long tail. In addition, raccoon dogs can not climb.
    There is no direct danger from raccoon dogs, because they are mainly active at dusk and at night. Therefore, the chance of encountering a raccoon dog is very low. But even if an encounter does occur, raccoon dogs tend to see us as a threat and hide. However, a cornered raccoon dog can also defend itself with bites. Indirectly, however, raccoon dogs can become dangerous to humans as zoonotic carriers (e.g. fox tapeworm, viruses or other pathogens).
    Mink FAQ
    Mink have a white lower jaw spot and are significantly darker in color than pine and stone martens. Pine martens are distinguished by a yellow throat patch, while stone martens have a white throat patch. Also, the mink’s lifestyle is completely adapted to water, so they are often only found along rivers or streams. Within cities (urban areas), stone martens are most common, while pine martens prefer forests.
    So far, there is no evidence that minks damage car cables. Only our two native marten species (stone and pine marten) are responsible for this.