Iguana Populations Becoming A Growing Problem

Iguana Populations Becoming A Growing Problem

Iguana populations continue to be a problem Florida is known to host large populations of iguanas. In the last few years, the problem has seemed to grow and cause rising concerns amongst residents. Some residents are forced to pay thousands of dollars a year to try to...
Bat Guano: Helpful or Hurtful?

Bat Guano: Helpful or Hurtful?

The facts about bats you need to know Bats and bat guano can carry a multitude of diseases that can be transmitted to humans. One of these is known as Histoplasmosis. This is a fungus that thrives in places where there are large amounts of bird or bat poop (guano),...
Rabid Raccoons and The Growing Python Problem

Rabid Raccoons and The Growing Python Problem

Raccoon tests positive for rabies and burmese pythons still a problem A raccoon recently tested positive for rabies, this time in Marion county. Officials said an animal with rabies can infect other animals that have not received a rabies vaccination, which includes...
Animal Rights Group Questioning Iguana Removal

Animal Rights Group Questioning Iguana Removal

PETA disagrees with Florida’s plan Florida wildlife officials have come under fire recently for their request to residents to kill iguanas without permits. The invasive species have become such a nuisance that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
Invasive Species In Florida

Invasive Species In Florida

Snakes and Iguanas Invasive species are common place in the Sunshine state. Snakes and iguanas are among the most populous creatures that cause issues for local residents. Snakes can be seen everywhere across the state and oftentimes are in places that they...
Rabies Cases in Florida

Rabies Cases in Florida

Could you be at risk? A local Florida man was attacked recently by a suspected rabid raccoon. Paramedics took the man to the hospital where he received more than one dozen stitches from the incident. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is...