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Learn when an animal needs to be rescued or when it should be left alone
The raccoon (Procyon lotor) belongs to the carnivores grouping, a group that is composed of mammals which are primarily meat eaters, although many of them also eat berries, fruit, vegetables, eggs, acorns, beech and hickory nuts, grains, grasses, and bark, if nothing else is available.
The skunk is probably the best known but least understood mammal in North America, and can be found throughout the US, except in desert areas.
Bobcats avoid human contact, but if you can share your land, they will make good neighbors and help keep the rodent population down.
I have had several coyote calls from the public over the years, and they have increased the past year. People call and say, “I thought these animals only lived out West.” I tell them, “Not anymore!”
We know you love them and want to help them – here’s why turning that injured or orphaned native wildlife over to a wildlife rehabilitator is the best way to help!
Each year hundreds of animals, both domestic and wild, are attracted to its sweet taste of antifreeze. If you know an animal has consumed antifreeze, contact a professional immediately. The best way to avoid these circumstances is prevention.
House cats can easily live into their 20s, given today’s veterinary care and nutritious food; however, outdoor cats have a life span of about four years because of all the perils they are exposed to.
Critter Proofing Your Home Be proactive Start each year with a physical examination of your home, checking for potential problem areas such as small holes through which animals can gain access to your attic or a chimney cap that needs replacing. Conduct...
A guide to when to leave an animal alone, when the animal should be rescued, and what steps to take if it needs rescuing.
Natural Pest Controls for Your Lawn or Garden Weeds To keep weeds from taking over your lawn, select a grass variety that is well suited for the area. Mow no more than 1/3 of the grass blade using a sharp blade to avoid injuring the grass and leave the...