If you have any questions about the wildlife of Boca Raton, 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 Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton 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 Nuisance Wildlife Rangers at 561-826-6475.
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 561-233-1251
If they can't help, call the Florida Wildlife Commission at 561-233-1251. You can also call your local sheriff department at 561-233-1251 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of FL wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Boca Raton. If you need Boca Raton pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and
skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Florida beaver control and removal. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers also provides dead animal removal services. 561-826-6475
Our range includes Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Kings Point, Highland Beach, Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, and Lighthouse Point.
Snake experts say Central Florida's climate is compatible to that of the python's home ranges. There are also thousands of acres of river swamps and woodlands which are ideal habitat for the snakes. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and Boca Raton is no exception.
Local animal-control agencies and businesses say they get 6 to 12 loose-python calls a year in Central Florida. The total probably is several dozen. That's probably just the tip of the snake's snout. Although several species of wildlife roam Boca Raton, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.
Critter capture says their company averages 12 loose python calls a year. For every snake someone sees, there are others slipping through the cracks. The possibility of pythons inhabiting a large chunk of peninsular Florida worries officials of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Boca Raton snake species and mammals.
"It's more common than we think, people just don't come across them and a lot more pythons probably are more prevalent [in the wild] than people realize," said Stony Deer, Southeast Director of Operations for Wildlife Morons, a private animal-control company. "It's not impossible for the same thing that's happening [in the Everglades National Park] to happen here in Boca." Remember to treat the wild animals of Boca Raton, Florida, with respect and care.
Wildlife - How's winter in Florida sound? Seized gators to head south
Even as a kid, Susan The Wildlife Trapper had a soft spot for offbeat underdogs. Cartoons about the fabled fictional mongoose were a childhood passion. And in adulthood, she developed another passion - for a snake-loving sideshow sword-swalThe Wild Animal and Raccoon Expertr, who is now her husband, Travis The Wildlife Trapper. Florida has an abundance of wildlife, and West Palm Beach is no exception.
Little wonder then that when Susan, a Boone County animal control officer, pulled two skinny alligators out of a tank during an animal cruelty investigation last April, she felt she had to do something for the beady-eyed creatures. Although several species of wildlife roam West Palm Beach, only a few, such as raccoons and Eastern Gray Squirrels and rats, are considered pest wildlife.
Next Thursday, that something will take the The Wildlife Trappers and the two now-thriving alligators 1,100 miles south to a Florida alligator refuge park where the creatures will be gradually introduced to the semi-wild life. Florida has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify West Palm Beach snake species and mammals.
The The Wildlife Trappers are volunteering their time and automobile to the effort. And trip expenses are being paid for with donations from visitors to the Boone County Animal Shelter.
If you have a Boca Raton wildlife problem and need help, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers at 561-826-6475. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Boca Raton. They offer custom Boca Raton 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 Palm Beach County in Florida. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 561-826-6475
Boca Raton once held two amusement parks: first, Africa U.S.A. [1953-1961] and second, Ancient America [1953-1959]. Africa U.S.A. was a wild animal park in which the tourists drove through the park and could view the animals outside their cars. They saw more than the usual Florida wildlife. It is now the Camino Gardens subdivision one mile (1.6 km) west of the Boca Raton Hotel. Ancient America was built surrounding a real Calusa Indian burial mound. Today, the mound is still visible within the Boca Marina & Yacht Club neighborhood on U.S. Highway 1, just north of Yamato Road. Now one of the main attractions is Mizner Park, which includes the Boca Raton Museum of Art. We also service the towns of Hollywood, Lauderhill, Dania Beach, Coral Springs, North Lauderdale and also animal control in Oakland Park, Coconut Creek, Fort Lauderdale, Margate and pest control in Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Davie, Tamarac and wild animal services in Weston, Sunrise, Parkland, Hallandale and wildlife management in Lauderdale Lakes, Plantation, Miramar, Deerfield Beach.
To learn more about us, visit our website at Boca Raton Wildlife Control.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Boca Raton wildlife rescue, or a Boca Raton zoo or nature center, or Boca Raton wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Boca Raton to solve your problem for you, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers: 561-826-6475 and they can help you with your Boca Raton wildlife problem.