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Watch for Turtles in the Road (and How to Help Them Across)

Now that the warm weather has returned, turtles are on the move for mating season and nesting. If you’re out driving, watch for turtles in the road and…

Fascinating Facts About Foxes

Did you know that foxes are related to dogs, wolves, and jackals? They’re part of the Canidae family, which contains around 36 different species. Foxes come in a…

6 Facts About Beavers

April 7th is International Beaver Day. Beavers are fascinating animals that build dams and lodges across rivers and streams. They have large, flat tails that they smack against…

Wildlife and Rabies: What You Need to Know

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the central nervous system. It is most commonly spread through the bite of an infected animal but can also be contracted…

When Squirrels Invade

Squirrels can be very dangerous when they invade your home. When squirrels Invade they will chew on anything and everything in order to get food and build a…

What You Need to Know About Moles

Moles spend their lives underground digging extensive tunnel systems and hunting for worms and grubs. Moles are viewed by many as a nuisance animal since their digging tends…

Hibernation, Brumation and Torpor: When Animals Sleep

During the colder months and when food is scarce, many animals react by slowing down their metabolism and entering some form of energy conserving state. By slowing down…

How do Alligators Survive the Winter in South Carolina?

Alligators are cold-blooded animals, which means they have to rely on their environment to help regulate their temperature. South Carolina winters might not feature snow and ice but…

Visit Wildlife Refuges in South Carolina

Love wildlife? Did you know there are eight national wildlife refuges in South Carolina that are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service? Wildlife refuges are great,…

It’s Baby Copperhead Season

It’s baby copperhead season now through the end of September. Copperheads are one of the most common types of venomous snakes in North America. You’re also more likely…

Bats in the Attic!

When bats invade, they usually infest your attic because there is little to no activity from humans or pets there. How do you tell if you have bats…

Support Opossums and Combat Ticks

Opossums are plentiful in the South. While many view them as a nuisance or even dangerous like raccoons, the truth is they are helpful creatures and good to…

Preventing Snake Bites This Summer

Awareness and caution are the keys to preventing snake bites this summer. When hiking or just enjoying the outdoors, keep an eye out for snakes. Keep in mind…

Alligator Safety Tips

It’s important to remember that we are intruders on the alligators’ natural habitat. These animals have been around since the dinosaurs–literally millions of years. There are about 5…

Avoiding Collisions with Wildlife on the Roads

In a given year, there are over 360,000 crashes involving animals on the roadways. This accounts for 12,000 human injuries per year and approximately 200 human fatalities. Wildlife…

Endangered Animals of South Carolina

There are a number of endangered or threatened animals or plant species in South Carolina. While we can’t cover all of them in one blog, you can check…

How Do Honey Bees Survive the Winter?

Insects have a variety of ways of surviving cold weather. Some might move indoors into a home or building, some hibernate and others migrate (Monarch butterflies). Honey bees…

Wildlife Spotlight: Black Bears

The bear found in South Carolina is known as the black bear (Ursus americanus). It has black or dark brown fur covering its body and a lighter tan…

Eek! A Mouse! Facts About Rodents and Protecting Against Infestation

According to the National Pest Management Association, rodents infest approximately 21 million homes in the U.S. every winter. They cause numerous problems from food contamination to illness to…

Dangers of Raccoons in and Around Your Home

While raccoons definitely have that cute factor, they should never be viewed or treated like pets. First, they can bite and scratch, causing serious injury just like any…