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Florida Wildlife Information:
Florida State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Florida panther, manatee, dolphin
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State fish: Florida largemouth bass, Atlantic sailfish
State insect: Zebra longwing

Florida’s climate is hot and damp, making it a prime place for reptiles, amphibians, and other semi-aquatic animals. There are a good number of raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, and rats, and it seems these common pest creatures plague homeowners in almost every state. In addition to the common property visitors, Florida also has four venomous snake species: rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, coral snakes, and copperheads. Because of how warm the state is, snakes are often out sunning themselves pool side. All reptiles are drawn to water, and because of the constant warm temperatures, many homes in Florida have pools.

Snakes aren’t the only creatures invading yards. Armadillos in Florida are capable of coming into a yard and digging a burrow in one night. While they rarely, if ever, invade the home itself, the damage these creatures can cause to a yard is impressive. If you’ve got to have one or the other, however, most people would take the armadillo over the snakes.

While almost tropical in its climate, Florida is home to a massive expanse of swamp land known as The Everglades National Park. This huge plot of land is home to alligators, turtles, lizards, raccoons, rabbits, and snakes. The red tailed boa now makes the park its home, though the snake is not a native species of North America. This has caused some concern with the local wildlife authorities, as populations of smaller mammals have been steadily declining due to predation by the large serpents. It is expected that alligators and Florida panthers will eventually become prey for the invading species.

Land-loving predators that are sometimes nuisances are primarily black bears. These large, intimidating animals have learned how easy it is to pick through human garbage and to raid campsites. It only takes a bear one or two successful raids before it becomes problematic. Coyotes are also a common nuisance predator in the state. Like the bears, coyotes become opportunistic, feeding off of livestock, pets, and human refuse.

The population of Florida is growing annually, and it is a popular state for retirees. Eventually, more and more people will displace the animals of Florida, causing clashes. A good example of this is with the alligator population, which lives in many of the waterways, regardless of how close to human civilization. The alligators aren’t fearful, so they hold their ground and usually must be removed by professionals.

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Florida Wildlife Removal News:
Armadillo nuisance wildlife trapping best time of the day to catch animals brings pest control exterminator acquaintances. One of the best things about the armadillo-nuisance wildlife trapping best time of the day to catch animals is getting to see some longtime pest control exterminator acquaintances who come here to capture pest wildlife every year. We welcome them with open arms, not just because we get to see them but also because we hope they help in the need to reduce the over-amount of animals of armadillo in our suburban neighborhoods. There are two does who regularly use our yard as their path from the suburban neighborhoods to the fields across the road, one on each side of the house. And it seems that every year, at least one of them produces twins. So by the end of the summer, there are fawns who use the grass out here as their big playground, chasing each other back and forth. I keep an aluminum pie tin at each door of the house so I can scare them away, hopefully training them that our yard is not armadillo-pest control exterminator friendly.

It is a futile effort, as they spend some time staring at me with my pie tin before they finally retreat. And it doesn't keep them from eating the rodent baits and trees in the yard as soon as we aren't looking. My two pest control exterminator acquaintances who originally came to capture pest wildlife have gradually over the years added more members to their nuisance wildlife trapping party. First their sons started coming along, and now the grandsons have been part of the group for about four years. And it is really fun to hear the young boys talk about their experiences, the chances they didn't get at a rabid animal, the teasing they do between all three generations, and how they have learned the safety rules of the suburban neighborhoods and nuisance wildlife trapping. My father and brother went armadillo nuisance wildlife trapping every year, and it seemed they always brought back a armadillo. That meant rodent bait in the freezer - yuck! My mother tried every way imaginable to disguise it, but I could always identify it. My brother went on to capture pest wildlife in Florida after the wildlife removal man moved out there. And from him I heard uniquely Florida armadillo nuisance wildlife trapping stories, such as the wild animal catchers sitting in a car along the road close to a highway sign. the wildlife removal man stopped to talk to them, and asked why they were just sitting there.

Their response: "It says 'armadillo crossing,' so we're waiting for the armadillo to cross." And there was the time when the wildlife removal man was in the mountains above Los Angeles, and ran into some other wild animal catchers. the wildlife removal man asked if they had seen any armadillo, and the response was "No. But we did get a lot of sound catches." I think that was the best time of the day to catch animals that my brother quit armadillo nuisance wildlife trapping. Those wild animal catchers - my brother called them "city wild animal catchers" - reminded me of a story told about two wild animal catchers, Critter Carl and The Florida Animal Control man, who were dragging the armadillo they had bagged back to their truck. Another wild animal catcher crossed their path, pulling his armadillo too, and stopped to talk a bit. the wildlife removal man stated, "Hey, I don't want to tell you guys how to do something. But it is a lot easier if you drag the armadillo in the other direction. Then the antlers won't dig into the ground." After the other wild animal catcher continued on his way, Critter Carl and The Florida Animal Control man decided they would try the guy's advice.

And then a while later, Critter Carl stated to The Florida Animal Control man, "You know, that guy was right. It is a lot easier to drag him this way." The Florida Animal Control man replied, "Yeah, it sure is. But we are getting farther and farther from our truck." Another time, Critter Carl and The Florida Animal Control man were out armadillo nuisance wildlife trapping again. They were walking along, enjoying the weather, the day, and the company, when Critter Carl stated to The Florida Animal Control man, "Did you see that?" I don't think Critter Carl and The Florida Animal Control man got any armadillo that day. Our wild animal catchers didn't either, the first weekend they were here. But when some of them came back the next weekend, the youngest in the group caught his first armadillo, a small rabid animal. We were all pretty excited, and we look forward to having them back for more visiting with good pest control exterminator acquaintances - and "harvesting" - next year.

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