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Wildlife Removal Advice - Do relocated wildlife thrive or have difficulty surviving?

Do relocated wildlife thrive or have difficulty surviving?

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Each year, thousands of people across the country find that some kind of wild animal has gotten into their home and remove it by using a trap. While they don't want the animal in their house, they also don't want to take such a drastic action of terminating the animal's life. Instead, they choose to trap it and relocated to an area away from their home.

This is a very humane choice to make, to decide that relocating wildlife is a much better option than simply killing it. However, what many wonder is that by moving the animal if they are actually giving it a chance of survival. This may make you wonder if a wildlife animal will thrive once it is relocated or if it can even survive at all?

This is an interesting question. Your purpose for wanting to trap and move the animal was to give it a chance to live without it being in your home. Obviously, for this reason, you would like to ensure that relocating it gives it the best chance of survival. Sadly, the answer to that is no.

Before you start to get depressed that your efforts have gone for nothing, it is important to explain this in a little greater detail. Most people capture these animals and take them to an area that they assume would be ideal for the animal to survive in. They haven't done any research and don't really understand that area well. What they know is that a wild animal should do well in a park or forest area, and so they simply relocated there. This is where the mistake begins.

If you took the time to research where the specific species of animal that you have captured is best suited, you will likely find an environment that provides a better opportunity for it to be able to survive and thrive. You need to consider that it is not just about having trees and water around. There needs to be adequate sources of food, places for it to be able to find shelter and, most importantly, a place where there are not a significant number of predators that could endanger the animal.

This last point is actually the one you should be concerned with the most. If there are a large number of predators that would seek to capture and kill your animal, and you have dropped it in a location that this animal knows nothing about while it is in the center of an area where the predators have been dwelling for a long time, you can be certain that there is no possibility for this animal to survive. You have to research to see what predators are around and how much of a risk they pose to your wildlife animal that you trapped before you decide to release them. Otherwise, you are ensuring that that statistic that says that there is little likelihood that they will survive is a reality.

For more information, you may want to click on one of these guides that I wrote:
How To Guide: Who should I hire? - What questions to ask, to look for, who NOT to hire.
How To Guide: do it yourself! - Advice on saving money by doing wildlife removal yourself.
Guide: How much does wildlife removal cost? - Analysis of wildlife control prices.
Animals in the attic - read about the common species.
Noises in the attic - how to identify critters by their sounds.

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