Living with Wildlife

Critter of the Month

Every month we highlight a critter that lives in Frisco to learn about their characteristics, life, and some fun facts.

The January Critter of the Month is the Tri-colored Bat (PDF).

Previous Critters of the Month (PDF).

Tri-colored Bat

The City of Frisco has a variety of native wildlife that can be enjoyed from our backyards, parks, trails, and natural areas. It is up to all of us to protect native wildlife and the homes they live in. Please do not feed, touch, or attempt to catch any wildlife you find. We are visitors in their home and they should be viewed at a safe distance. If you are concerned about a potentially dangerous animal please contact Animal Services at 972-292-5303.  

Wildlife in Frisco’s Natural Areas

Take a walk at one of our Natural Areas to see what wildlife you can discover! 


Pro-Tip: Download iNaturalist onto your mobile device and take pictures of any interesting plants, animals, or wildlife signs you see outside. The app helps citizen scientists share their pictures with other members across the globe to identify and discuss what they have found. The data in the app helps fuel scientific research and gives us the opportunity to know what plants and animals live in our area.  View what citizen scientists have discovered in Frisco’s Natural Areas.

The following is a list from staff and iNaturalist observations and is not a complete species list. To learn more about wildlife found in Frisco please contact one of our Educators or attend one of our educational programs.



  • Armadillos
  • Beavers
  • Bobcats
  • Coyotes
  • Deer 
  • Foxes
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Squirrels


  • Box Turtles
  • Bullfrogs
  • Ratsnakes
  • Red-eared Sliders
  • Snapping Turtles
  • Skinks
  • Softshell Turtles 
  • Texas Spiny Lizards
  • Toads


  • Bluegill
  • Channel Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Rainbow Trout (stocked)
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Sunfish
  • White Bass

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