Bats, snakes and badgers

Although we cannot treat for these animals, information has been included to help you.


All species of bat and their breeding sites or resting places are protected. It is an offence for anyone to intentionally kill, injure or handle a bat, disturb a roosting bat, sell or offer a bat for sale without a licence. It is also an offence to damage, destroy or obstruct access to any place used by bats for shelter, whether they are present or not. All enquiries regarding bats should be made to the Bat Conservation Trust on on 0345 1300 228 


All native species of snakes are protected by law and it is an offence to kill or injure any snake. For further advice please contact Natural England.



Badgers are also a protected species. Badger advice can be obtained from DEFRA or the Somerset Badger Group on 07850604585

To report dead badgers on the highway please go to our Report It page.

Badgers are also a protected species


If you have a pest control problem and would like advice, please contact us.