Jekyll Island is a state park with acres of wilderness. It is not uncommon to encounter wildlife while on the island. Please remember, when you visit Jekyll Island, you are a guest in this wild habitat. Treat all wildlife with respect. Feeding, harassing, approaching, injuring or removing any wildlife, including alligators, deer, turtles, raccoons, birds, and snakes is against the law. In the unlikely event of wildlife attack or a clear and immediate threat to your personal safety, please call 9-1-1.
The Jekyll Island Authority has staff who are trained and experienced in responding to a variety of wildlife concerns, complaints, and emergencies. Please call the contacts below if you have concerns about an injured, sick, or dead animal.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Stranded or dead sea turtles and marine mammals
Jekyll Island Wildlife Response
General wildlife concerns