What to Do If You Encounter A Snake

What to Do If You Encounter A Snake

North Carolina Wildlife Commission gives tips With warmer weather finally here, more and more snakes are coming out and being spotted in peoples yards, along nature trails and many other places. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission offers tips on what to do if you...
Skunk Mating Season Begins

Skunk Mating Season Begins

You might be smelling the animals more often Skunk mating season has begun in the state of North Carolina. The beginning of the season coincided with Valentine’s day, so residents may have smelled the little critters around their homes on the day that is meant...
Rabies Detected in North Carolina

Rabies Detected in North Carolina

The skunk possibly infected some house pets A skunk that was shot and killed by a North Carolina resident was tested for rabies. The test came back positive. The man heard his puppies barking and saw that they were chasing a skunk around his yard. The man’s dogs...
North Carolina Wildlife Conservation Efforts

North Carolina Wildlife Conservation Efforts

A new conservation center asking for help As human development continues to increase and grow outward, the need for human intervention in providing habitats for animals is also increasing. Increased development oftentimes means that many trees are being cut down to...
Appreciating Squirrels

Appreciating Squirrels

Today is dedicated to appreciating our furry neighbors Squirrels are mostly looked at as either a nuisance that you are trying to get out of your home or property or you barely think about them at all. Today is national squirrel appreciation day, a day dedicated to...
Wildlife in NC That Can Carry Rabies

Wildlife in NC That Can Carry Rabies

A few cases already confirmed in 2020 A few counties in North Carolina have already confirmed cases of rabies at the start of 2020. In Gaston, a skunk tested positive for the virus after it got into an altercation with a German Shepard. The dog had already killed the...
Many Power Outages Caused By Squirrels

Many Power Outages Caused By Squirrels

The not-so-fun and fun facts about North Carolina squirrels A power company in North Carolina has installed wildlife protection products to reduce the accessibility that critters, such as squirrels, have to power substations. This will hopefully reduce the amount of...
Venomous Snakes of North Carolina

Venomous Snakes of North Carolina

Information you should know North Carolina is home to many varieties of snakes, some of which are venomous and pose a threat to humans. Six species are considered venomous in the state. Those include the copperhead, cottonmouth, timber rattlesnake, pigmy rattlesnake,...
Changes to North Carolina Laws to Protect Animals

Changes to North Carolina Laws to Protect Animals

After protests, town will not do annual “opossum drop” After nearly 30 years, a North Carolina town will no longer conduct their “opossum drop” on New Years Eve. Mayor James Reid of Andrews, North Carolina announced that the tradition will end...
Rabies Threat In North Carolina

Rabies Threat In North Carolina

Are you or your pets at risk? The rabies virus is present in some North Carolina counties and poses a threat to humans who come into contact with animals that may be infected. Both a skunk and a fox were tested positive for the virus recently bringing the total of...
Bats In North Carolina

Bats In North Carolina

The disease that’s hurting populations White nose syndrome has been detected in many North Carolina counties over the past year. The deadly disease affects hibernating bat populations. Bats die from the disease when they wake up from hibernation to clean the...
Opossums In North Carolina

Opossums In North Carolina

Petition to stop opossum drop Animal rights groups in North Carolina are fighting to stop an annual tradition of dropping an opossum for New Year’s Eve. They want to end House Bill 574, which gives people the right to do whatever they want with the animal for a...
Flying Squirrel Facts

Flying Squirrel Facts

The North Carolina critters glow A North Carolina state project revealed an interesting fact about the native flying squirrel species this year. They apparently glow a shade of pink when placed under an ultraviolet light. The information was posted by the group known...
The Elusive Snake Hiding In North Carolina

The Elusive Snake Hiding In North Carolina

Officials ask for help finding them The little known northern pine snake takes up residence in North Carolina. However, it is rarely spotted due to its life being lived mostly underground. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is asking residents for help...
Encephalitis: Could you be at risk from rodents?

Encephalitis: Could you be at risk from rodents?

The virus that can be passed from squirrels to ticks to humans A former U.S. Senator died at the age of 66 nearly three years after she was first hospitalized for a sickness that no one could quite pinpoint. Doctors now say it was due to encephalitis caused by...
Copperheads: Could they be in your yard?

Copperheads: Could they be in your yard?

People planning for outside work should be vigilant People living in North Carolina should be vigilant for the venomous copperhead snake if they’re planning to do outside yard work, officials say. The medical director for the North Carolina Poision Control has...
America’s Most Rat-Infested Cities: Did yours make the list?

America’s Most Rat-Infested Cities: Did yours make the list?

North Carolina city ends up in rodent-infested ranking Charlotte, North Carolina has been ranked as one of the most rat-infested cities in America recently. It dropped seven spots from the previous year, going from number twenty-two to number twenty-nine. As the...
Rabies outbreak in North Carolina causes concern

Rabies outbreak in North Carolina causes concern

CDC warns of signs and symptoms of Rabies There have been numerous reports of rabid animals across the state of North Carolina this year. A handful of dogs had to be put down after coming into contact with a rabid raccoon and one local woman contracted the disease...

Controlling Bats In Raleigh North Carolina

Contol Of Bats In The Attic Bats are winged mammals that are in the order Chiroptera. They are very beneficial animals despite many needs for bat control. This usually is due to bat feces or bat guano accumulation from bat infestations. Bats in the attic cannot be...