If you have any questions about the wildlife of West Palm Beach, 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 West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach 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 561-440-7121.
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 561-233-1200
If they can't help, call the Florida Wildlife Commission at 561-233-1200. You can also call your local sheriff department at 561-233-1200 - 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 West Palm Beach. If you need West Palm Beach 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. 561-440-7121
Our range includes Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Lake Park, North Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Palm Beach Shores, Royal Palm Beach, Greenacres, Palm Springs, and Lake Worth.
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 West Palm Beach wildlife problem and need help, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers at 561-440-7121. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of West Palm Beach. They offer custom West Palm Beach 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 561-440-7121
We are a professional nuisance wildlife control company serving southeast Florida & the West Palm Beach area, including Riveria Beach, Jupiter, Juno Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach 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. We also service the towns of Jupiter, Wellington, Greenacres, Atlantis, Belle Glade, Briny Breezes, Cloud Lake, Tequesta and also animal control in Lantana, Lake Park, Glen Ridge, and rat control in Greenacres, Gulf Stream, Haverhill, North Palm Beach and pest control in Pahokee, Palm Springs, Mangonia Park, and wildlife trapping in Highland Beach, Hypoluxo, Lantana, Manalapan, and animal capture in Mangonia Park, Royal Palm Beach and wild animal services in Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, and snake removal in Juno Beach, Riviera Beach and wildlife management in West Lake Worth, Delray Beach, and animal exterminating in Loxahatchee, Hypoluxo, Ocean Ridge, Pahokee, and snake removal in Riviera Beach, Tequesta, Boynton Beach.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate West Palm Beach wildlife rescue, or a West Palm Beach zoo or nature center, or West Palm Beach wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in West Palm Beach to solve your problem for you, call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers: 561-440-7121 and they can help you with your West Palm Beach wildlife problem.