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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...
Squirrels

Squirrels

How to Keep Squirrels from Driving You Nuts The most common mammals in the world, both in numbers and in species, are the rodents.  Rodents make up approximately 1,700 species in 35 families.  They fall into the classification Order Rodentia which comes from the Latin...
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...
Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers

Woodpeckers In the late winter and early spring we get an abundance of calls concerning small but pesky birds found in the woodpecker family (Picidae). We have several different species here in east TN ranging in size from 3 inches to almost 12 inches long. They seem...