State Of Wildlife

State Of Wildlife

State of our American Wildlife Just as the president gives a State of the Union speech early each year, I thought it might be interesting to research and pass along a state of the American wildlife. Our country has a long history of using, abusing, and managing its...
Animal calls that weren’t

Animal calls that weren’t

Animal Calls That Weren’t I was asked recently if we ever had any calls to remove wildlife where an animal wasn’t actually involved.  Pondering this question, I could think of a few notable calls that didn’t involve any creatures.  The following are a few of the...
Raccoons

Raccoons

Raccoons are Ninjas! One of the most common calls we get year round is for the common raccoon (Procyon lotor).  This species is probably also tied with squirrels for causing the most damage to homes and businesses.  Many people are surprised to find that the cute...
Bats

Bats

Bats making you… BATTY? The mere mention of the word “bats” tend to draw high emotion from people.  Some people are completely grossed out by what they view as flying rats and disease-carrying species.  The bats these people have seen are frequently portrayed in...
Striped Skunk

Striped Skunk

Striped Skunks Early spring in Tennessee is synonymous with many things such as windy storms, crocuses, warmer temperatures and the advent of skunk season.  East Tennessee is remarkably biodiverse, having thousands of different species of insects, birds, reptiles,...