If you have any questions about the wildlife of Miami, you can contact the Florida Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Florida Fish & Wildlife Agency. Florida game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Miami wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Miami like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Affordable Wildlife Removal at 786-257-0335.
FL State bird: Northern mockingbird
State mammal: Florida panther, manatee, dolphin
State reptile: Loggerhead sea turtle
State amphibian: N/A
State fish: Florida largemouth bass, Atlantic sailfish
State insect: Zebra longwing Butterfly
Florida is a warm, southern state with everything from orange trees to a large, central swamp known as The Everglades. As you might imagine, this makes for a variety of interesting creatures both land-loving and aquatic. In fact, Florida is so appealing to animals, species not native to the state have been able to move in and thrive. The perfect examples of this are the Burmese Python and the red-tail boa constrictors. These snakes are not native to North America, but so many were released of escape into the Florida wild that a breeding population was spotted in The Everglades. This is not necessarily a good thing, as many native creatures-raccoons and small mammals in particular-have begun to vanish from that region of the state. Not even a smaller alligator can always withstand an attack from the Burmese Python.
Alligators are used to being at the top of the food chain, and because of this the large reptiles are often nuisances around homes, where people fear attacks on themselves and pets. Particularly dangerous are alligators over 8 feet, during the mating season in May. Florida's suburbs are often surrounded by water, and alligators make good use of the man-made channels and canals around the region. Another problematic reptile is the iguana, which is significantly smaller than the alligator but large enough in its own right.
The warm climate in this state means reptiles and amphibians are plentiful. Florida has four venomous species of snakes, all of which can sneak into a yard at any moment. However, they are relatively rare. They include the Eastern Diamondback, the Pigmy Rattler, the Eastern Coral Snake, and the Cottonmouth, or Water Moccasin. Cottonmouth snakes are drawn to water-something most homes have in Florida. Thankfully, most snakes will move out of a lawn after a day or so. Some of these snakes like to live in the water, adding to the list of semi-aquatic animals that can become problematic. Other water-loving pests include beavers, otters, and muskrats. Nutria, another semi-aquatic rodent, are another example of a non-native species moving in and making itself at home.
One animal people don't think much about when they think of Florida is the armadillo. This little creature is not just a problem for the south central states. Florida has armadillos, too, probably more per area than any other state, because they thrive in FL's sandy soil, and they will cause just as much damage in Florida as any other state. They keep several burrows, and dig up lawns as they search for worms and grubs.
Due to the variety of landscapes in this state, Florida also has some large land predators. The Florida panther, an endangered species, is not usually a nuisance animal. It is rarely spotted. What the panther lacks in pest-ability, the black bear makes up for. The surge of tourists into the state has made black bears bold about raiding garbage cans and invading campgrounds. However, black bear attacks on people are rare.
To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (305) 884-1101
If they can't help, call the Florida Wildlife Commission at (305) 884-1101. You can also call your local sheriff department at (305) 884-1101 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
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Sunday afternoon he and his boss, Larry The Wild Animal and Raccoon Expert, went to the eastern end of the forest, in an area called Stagger Mud Lake, commission spokeswoman Joy Hill said. They were both bowhunting for deer. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Miami is no exception.
The Wild Animal and Raccoon Expert, 45, said he has hunted in the forest for 30 years. Sunday was The Wildlife Trapper's fourth trip to the woods. They left the truck, walking in opposite directions. The Wild Animal and Raccoon Expert returned to the vehicle at 4 p.m. and honked the horn to summon The Wildlife Trapper. But he got lost on the way back. Although several species of wildlife roam Miami, only a few, such as raccoons and Eastern Gray Squirrels and rats, are considered pest wildlife.
After looking for The Wildlife Trapper for several hours, The Wild Animal and Raccoon Expert said, he called law officers to help search in the dark. "I'm walking back to the truck and found my tracks. I went in a circle," The Wildlife Trapper said, shaking his head. "I found my tracks three more times." Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Miami snake species and mammals.
When it was dark, The Wildlife Trapper decided to use a cigarette lighter to start a fire to attract attention. Fearing rattlesnakes, he said, he scaled the palm tree where he swatted mosquitoes until dawn.
If you have a Miami wildlife problem and need help, call Affordable Wildlife Removal at 786-257-0335. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Miami. They offer custom Miami wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Miami-Dade County in Florida. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 786-257-0335
No one really knows the origin of the name "Miami". One possibility is that it comes from a Native word for "sweet water". The area was a concentration of water because of the Miami River which drains the Everglades to the Atlantic. Another theory is that the name comes from Lake Mayaimi (Lake Okeechobee) which means "big water." Others theorize that the name came from the Tequesta native word for giant rat, Mimi. It's true that there are many citrus rats and fruit rats (same thing) in Miami, and we are experts at Miami rat control and removal. We are a professional nuisance wildlife control company serving southeast Florida & the Miami area, including Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Kendall, Homestead, Hialeah, Carol City, and Mirimar Animal Control. We offer commercial pest control and animal control to safely and permanently take care of your wildlife problems. We are fully licensed and insured, and dedicated to the finest quality of work, which we back up with a guarantee. If you need to get rid of wildlife, or need expert and professional trapping services, just give us a call. Some of the neighborhoods in Miami include Allapattah, Bay Point Estates, Brickell Avenue, Design District, Government Center, Little Havana, Little Haiti, Omni Performing Arts District, Overtown, and Wynwood. We also service the towns of Hollywood, Lauderhill, Dania Beach, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale and also animal control in Oakland Park, Coconut Creek, and wildlife trapping in Margate and pest control in Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Davie, Boca Raton, Tamarac, Hialeah and wild animal services in Weston, Sunrise, Parkland, Hallandale and wildlife management in Lauderdale Lakes, and rodent removal in Plantation, Miramar, Deerfield Beach.
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