In this Issue:
  • The American Alligator: a new nuisance for the panhandle?
  • Steps for Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife
  • Choosing the Right Tools is Key to Successful Feral Hog Management
  • Nuisance Species

    The American Alligator: a new nuisance for the panhandle?

    I recently saw a photograph of an American Alligator (Alligator mississppiensis) crossing Perdido Key Drive on a heavy rain day.  This encounter would surprise some, and unnerve many.  The majority of the nuisance wildlife calls I receive are for snakes.  I have never received a call for an alligator but no doubt, my colleagues in …

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    Steps for Dealing with Nuisance Wildlife

    As a County Agent, I receive a wide variety of calls from clients relating to wildlife. The majority of these calls are quite positive; clients need help improving wildlife habitat or simply need a creature identified to satisfy their curiosity. However, from time to time, situations develop where wildlife behavior becomes a nuisance to a …

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    Choosing the Right Tools is Key to Successful Feral Hog Management

    Despite efforts by public and private land managers, feral hog populations continue to rise in many areas in Florida.  Feral hogs damage crop fields, lawns, wetlands, and forests.  They can negatively impact native species of plants and animals.  Their rooting leads to erosion and decreased water quality. There are several options for controlling feral hogs.  Choosing …

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