Dealing with animals in the wild.
People are typically unprepared to address the needs of animals found in the wild. Often, when we think we are helping a wild animal, we could be dooming it instead. It is important that we learn appropriate responses for dealing with wild animals. After all, it is the humane thing to do.
Here are some of the frequently asked questions we encounter about wildlife...
Remember: Humane solutions exist to allow all of us to share the joys of Mother Nature. Please call for advice before taking action.
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want an exotic animal as a pet?
We observe a growing fascination many people have with exotic animals. While these animals are unusual and often very interesting, the responsibilities that come with them are great. When you take an animal into your home, you are making a commitment to the life of that animal. Are you prepared? Be sure that you can answer the 8 following questions responsibly before you adopt an exotic pet:
Be aware. It is ILLEGAL to release any non-native animal into the wild in Florida. The reasoning behind these laws makes sense. The animal may have diseases that will spread to other wild animals. It may not survive the weather conditions here. It may not have an adequate food supply or it may deplete the food supply for native species. And, it may not have predators to keep its population in control (or it may prey on our native species).
Our neighborhood is beautiful and full of native wild animals. Please do not jeopardize them by releasing non-native animals here.
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