Q: Is there any wildlife in the community?
A: Yes! The community is surrounded by Sonoran desert and people can expect to see a variety of wildlife which include Javelina, Bobcats, Coyotes, Snakes, Deer, and an occasional Mountain Lion just to name a few. Wild animals are venturing more and more often into urban areas and encounters can happen on a nature trail, walking the dog in your neighborhood, or even in your backyards. Remember that feeding wild animals is illegal in most of Arizona, especially Javelina. The best way to enjoy our wildlife is watching them from a distance. The best source of information can be found at the Arizona Game & Fish website, HERE.
The local Golder Ranch Fire District can help with rattlesnake removal by calling their office 520-825-9001 EX 0 and they will dispatch staff or calling 911 but stating that it is not an emergency.
For anyone interested in a more detailed list of animals found in the Rancho Vistoso area, please visit the following: