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West Palm Beach Florida Raccoon Control Situation: From what I'm reading on the internet, suggestions to keep raccoons out of bird feeders include putting them on a pole (which we have done) with a baffle (which we have done). We have two large heavy-duty bird feeders, poles are 1" in diameter. One morning we got up and both poles had been bent over to ground level. We replaced the damaged sections, and the next morning -- same thing! Are raccoons strong enough to do this? We have had bears in the area in the past, but none have been spotted for several months.
Hi David, I am not sure where you are located. I live in Palm Beach and believe there are raccoons in the flooring of my attic. I was suspecting this and then a neighbor, without knowing my suspicions told me they saw an animal with a baby in its mouth walking across my roof. I hear activity in the ceiling of my bedroom and have heard squealing noises. Any info. would be great help. thanks, Shirley
What if the raccoons live in a beautiful tree in our front yard? It is very old and does have a hole in it that I see them going into. Does that mean the tree is hollow and can fall on our house? Is it any easier to trap them if they are living in a tree? If they have made that their home, will they still try to get into the house? This is the first time I saw it out in the morning on our back patio (around 7:00 a.m.) Thank you for your time in answering my questions.We live in West Palm Beach FL and have a mama and baby raccoons in the attic for a couple months now. I was wondering if you worked in Florida if you could remove them any way? We don t have an attic where you can go inside and was wondering if you had any methods of getting the raccoons out. Thank You!
Hi, I'm a wildlife biologist interested in resolving human-wildlife conflicts. Currently, I would be absolutely thrilled to work with your agency and your data with the intent of creating another article for publication in a peer-reviewed journal with you. It would require minimal time on your part (just sending me the address locations)! I would do all the mapping, analysis, statistics, and write the publication. You, of course, would be able to review the publication prior to submission. I am happy to address any questions or concerns, or discuss any details concerning my previous use of the data as well as show the lengths I went to keep confidentiality a priority while working with this amazing data. I sincerely appreciate your time and thank you for considering my request. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have: I recently published an article in the journal of Human-Wildlife Interactions using data from Brevard Animal Services (BAS) (an animal control agency based in Brevard County, FL) with my M.S. thesis committee and the officer I worked with at BAS . The results showed we created a new, passive, and low-cost technique to identify where raccoons, opossums, skunks, and foxes are distributed (i.e. prefer) in the county. It also resulted in the identification of areas where Agencies could focus their limited resources to reduce costs for their rabies vaccination programs as well as other control efforts. My work involved using over 10,000 verified point locations where animals were visually observed/trapped (verified) by officers from Brevard Animal Services (e.g. injured/rehabilitated, deceased, and otherwise captured or animals confirmed present (verified) by an Officer, etc. (raccoons, opossums, skunks, and foxes)) to determine the distribution and habitat preferences of these animals throughout the county. Thank you.
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