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  • Learn how to make your own snake catcher at little to no cost. This method allows you to capture snakes without harming them or yourself. I've also included a video that shows me using a homemade catcher to snare a canebrake rattlesnake.

    How to Catch a Snake With a DIY Snake Catcher

    How to Catch a Snake With a DIY Snake Catcher

    by Randy Godwin82

  • Fennec foxes are cute but cunning. Just like small dogs, you can carry them around and play with them. Make sure that you feed them well. Interestingly, even though fennec foxes are closely related to dogs, their diet is very similar to that of a cat. So, what do fennec foxes regularly eat?

    What Do Fennec Foxes Eat in the Wild and in Residential Homes?

    What Do Fennec Foxes Eat in the Wild and in Residential Homes?

    by Cool Rare Animals1

  • This article teaches you 5 easy steps to help you care for an injured wild bird. Learn what you must do if you find one, how to catch it, how to stabilize it, and whom to call for help.

    What to Do If You Find an Injured Wild Bird

    What to Do If You Find an Injured Wild Bird

    by Mrs. Menagerie46

  • Florida is home to over fifty species of snakes, but only six species are venomous. Snakes are generally not a problem and if left alone won't bother you. It is a good idea, however, to learn how to identify the snakes that can cause harm.

    How to Identify Poisonous Snakes in Florida

    How to Identify Poisonous Snakes in Florida

    by James Roberts1

  • Food, shelter, and water are all equally important to birds, particularly during the freezing months. We chose to purchase a heated birdbath so that our backyard birds have the fresh water they need for hydration and bathing, without the need to fly great distances to find a source.

    Why Heated Birdbaths Are Important During the Freezing Winter Months

    Why Heated Birdbaths Are Important During the Freezing Winter Months

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

  • If you have never had the pleasure of hearing or seeing the gorgeous Northern (Baltimore) Oriole, here are seven natural ways you can attract them to your yard and gardens. You won't be sorry—they are voracious insect eaters!

    7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard

    7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard

    by Connie Smith10

  • Wild animals do not make good pets. Though "rescuing" a squirrel, fawn, raccoon or other wild critters may seem humane, it often has negative consequences for both the animal and the human.

    Do You Want a Wild Animal Pet? Oh, Deer!

    Do You Want a Wild Animal Pet? Oh, Deer!

    by Rochelle Frank65

  • Coyotes are a native species. Some states protect them by law and some don't. As we continue to overlap in urban and rural areas, coyotes, humans, and their pets will cross paths. So, what do you do if you encounter a coyote? Are you safe? Is your dog or cat safe?

    What to Do If You See a Coyote While Walking: Wildlife Safety Tips

    What to Do If You See a Coyote While Walking: Wildlife Safety Tips

    by Layne Holmes0

  • Raccoons are so cute with their bandit-like mask and human-like hands, but don't underestimate their ability to outsmart you when it comes to scavenging in your garbage cans, and always be aware that they have the ability to inflict serious injury upon you and your pets if they are threatened.

    Can You Outsmart a Raccoon?

    Can You Outsmart a Raccoon?

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney2

  • Here I will tell you exactly how to safely capture and hold a wild lizard. Before attempting to handle a wild reptile, make sure that it's legal for you to do so in your local area.

    How to Safely Catch and Hold a Wild Lizard

    How to Safely Catch and Hold a Wild Lizard

    by Thomas Byers3

  • I had Blue Tits nesting in my garden this year in a bird box I had attached to the wall. In this article, I explain how and when the Blue Tits prepare the nest box and when the eggs are laid and hatch. There are photos of my own wild birds as they rear their family in my garden.

    Blue Tit Birds Nesting in My Garden

    Blue Tit Birds Nesting in My Garden

    by L M Reid4

  • We all love to feed the geese and ducks bread. But have you ever seen the goose with a crooked or deformed wing? It turns out that bread may do more harm than good.

    Is Feeding Bread to Ducks Bad and If So, Why?

    Is Feeding Bread to Ducks Bad and If So, Why?

    by James Kenny13

  • We didn't know much about American crows until they discovered the food we put out for other birds in our yard. But once they find a food source, they become regular visitors, which is something most people either love or hate. We are among those who love these noisy, inquisitive, smart birds.

    Loud, Curious American Crows: Most People Either Love Them or Hate Them

    Loud, Curious American Crows: Most People Either Love Them or Hate Them

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney8

  • Bites, scratches, or worse can happen when we don't approach an animal correctly. Even if we have seen them around or know them from a neighbor, there is a right way and a wrong way to approach an animal.

    How to Approach an Animal You Do Not Know

    How to Approach an Animal You Do Not Know

    by Cheryl Simonds7

  • Wood ducks are some of the most beautiful waterfowl in the world, but they are not without their threats, having been almost wiped out in the early part of the 20th century. This article will explain all about these ducks and the threats they face.

    Colorful Wood Ducks and the Continuing Threats They Face

    Colorful Wood Ducks and the Continuing Threats They Face

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney4

  • Maligned because of a few of their vampire family members, bats are actually the good guys! Let them teach you life lessons about the benefits of good deeds, working with others, and achieving goals.

    3 Lessons Bats Can Teach Us About Life

    3 Lessons Bats Can Teach Us About Life

    by FlourishAnyway84

  • The bald eagle has a fascinating history in the U.S. They are large raptors with hooked, yellow beaks and claws. They have come off of the endangered species list. The species is on the Great Seal of the U.S. and is used on most official documents from the president. It is on vehicles and podiums.

    Bald Eagles: Facts You May Not Know

    Bald Eagles: Facts You May Not Know

    by Pamela Oglesby43

  • Do you want to work with wildlife? Have you thought about what kind of careers to pursue so that you can work with wildlife for a living? Here are some tips on how to get hands-on before having to commit to a career path.

    How to Work With Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitator Careers

    How to Work With Wildlife: Wildlife Rehabilitator Careers

    by Layne Holmes3

  • Starlings have a very bad reputation and for good reason. They are aggressive and have displaced some of our native songbirds by competing for nesting spots and food sources. Starlings aren't all bad, though. Discover their unique talents and learn how to keep them out of your bird feeders.

    Starlings in the US: The Good, the Bad, the Bold, and the Beautiful

    Starlings in the US: The Good, the Bad, the Bold, and the Beautiful

    by Connie Smith20

  • Did you find a baby bird on the ground? Are you wondering what to do? Does it need water and food? Are the parents coming back? Should you leave it alone and just watch it? Your questions answered.

    What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird—Helping Wildlife

    What to Do If You Find a Baby Bird—Helping Wildlife

    by Layne Holmes0

  • Who wouldn't want to own a pet crow? You could train it to sit on your shoulder and recite poetry! On the other hand, is it legal . . . and moral? Would a crow make a good pet? Read on to find out.

    Crows as Pets: Is It Legal to Have a Pet Crow?

    Crows as Pets: Is It Legal to Have a Pet Crow?

    by Joanna Fonté3

  • General facts about the beautiful hummingbird, its habits and preferences, with a focus on the species and native flora that attract them in Southern California.

    Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds

    Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds

    by Catherine Tally19

  • Thinking of a good name for your squirrel? This article showcases an epic list of best squirrel names.

    The Best Squirrel Names

    The Best Squirrel Names

    by Ansel Pereira0

  • Raising a baby wild bird is not a task to be taken lightly! It requires much time and effort, and should not be undertaken if you have other options. Here are a few things I learned while raising our sparrow.

    My Experience With Raising a Baby Sparrow

    My Experience With Raising a Baby Sparrow

    by rmr479

  • An article about black-footed ferrets, one of the most endangered species on the planet, and how they depend on prairie dogs as the sole providers of both their food and housing.

    Black-Footed Ferrets vs. Prairie Dogs

    Black-Footed Ferrets vs. Prairie Dogs

    by Mike and Dorothy McKenney0

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