Easton Park is a growing development extending into the once-rural territory. There are many animals that have previously made their home here, and you may encounter them, especially has construction disturbs their habitats.

As the temperature gets hotter in the spring and summer months, we might see more species like snakes throughout the community. Snakes are a part of our ecosystem’s naturally occurring pest control. As predators, snakes keep prey populations in balance. If we encounter one in the wild, stay calm and back away from the snake. They are defensive reptiles. As long as we don’t interrupt them or come off threatening, they are equally scared of us.

Austin Animal Control

  • If you are in the City of Austin, call 311.
  • If you are in an unincorporated area of Travis County, call (512) 974-2000


If you are bitten by a venomous snake, call 911 immediately. Do not go to the hospital yourself. An EMT will be able to get to you faster than you can get to the hospital. Benadryl can be administered.

You can find a list of snake wranglers on the Easton Park Facebook Group in the Files section. Must be a member of the group to access.

Commonly Found Venomous Snakes

Pet Safety

Crotalus Atrox Toxoid – Canine Rattlesnake Vaccine

Ask your vet about the Canine Rattlesnake Vaccine. It is called Crotalus Atrox Toxoid and is manufactured by Red Rock Biologics. It is administered in two separate injections about 3-4 weeks apart.

Dogs Bitten By Snakes

Dogs bitten by snakes should be rushed to an Emergency Vet.

Dogs can be administered Children’s Benadryl if bitten. Please see this dosage chart for dogs.

Wild Hogs (Pigs)

Wild hogs (A.K.A. Feral Hogs, Wild Pigs, etc.) are an invasive species in Texas and other states and are a threat to humans and pets, crops, and livestock.



Hunting Wild Hogs and Coyote can be hunted at any time without a license. You may hear gun shots late at night as these animals tend to be out at dusk and in the evening.

If you hear gun shots, do not assume it’s just hunting. Use your judgement to call 911, 311, or submit a report with Austin’s incident reporting system.

Updated on October 16, 2021

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