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Can I Catch COVID-19 or Its Variants from Animals?

Based on the information that has been derived from numerous studies to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 or its variants is considered to be low – but not impossible. In recent days, researchers have discovered the antibodies associated with coronavirus in approximately one-third of white-tailed deer in four states. The four states involved… Read More…

Rare Red Wolves Have Been Released in the State of North Carolina

On the 21st of May in 2021, facilities that specialize in the captive breeding of red wolves announced that they released several of these creatures into the eastern region of North Carolina. This came after a federal court ruling was made in favor of conservation groups in January of 2021. This requires that the US… Read More…

Rabies – Essential Facts and Guidelines to Keep You Safe

Raccoon With Rabies

On December 19th, the Health and Environmental Control Department released a confirmation that the wild raccoon that made its way into the Lexington Medical Center – which is in West Columbia – tested positive for rabies. Again, on December 22nd, they confirmed that a stray cat that was found in Graniteville, South Carolina tested positive… Read More…

Winter Wildlife Prevention – Simple Strategies to Prevent a Critter Infestation from Taking Over Your Home This Holiday Season

Winter Wildlife

Now that the temperatures have started to drop, various types of wildlife around where you reside will be actively in search for water, food sources, and a shelter that offers warmth. It is not just us humans that seek out comforts. Our wild neighbors do, too! The most common nuisances during this time of the… Read More…

Can Animals Spread COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are part of a very large family of different viruses. Many will result in illnesses in people, and others will cause certain animals – such as bats and cattle – to become ill. There are coronaviruses that only infect animals and will not infect people – such as the feline and the canine versions…. Read More…

Wildlife Remediation Helps to Reduce Conflicts Between Humans and Animals

Wildlife remediation – which is often referred to as “relocation”, “transplantation”, or “translocation” – is the act of capturing and transferring a wild animal from one location to another location. This activity is commonly engaged in to enhance wildlife populations of animals that are considered to be rare or extinct within a certain area, to… Read More…

An Immense Number of Coronaviruses Recently Discovered in Bats

Scientists, researchers, and medical professionals – all working in collaboration with one another – have recently discovered a total of six novel coronaviruses in bat in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. While it is not unusual for research teams to discover new diseases in animals, this is an exceptionally frightening discovery because of the… Read More…

The Threat of Zoonotic Pandemics is Intensifying; Therefore, Our Efforts to Prevent or Stop Them Should Also Increase

A zoonotic disease is an illness that can be transmitted from animals directly to humans. Unfortunately, such a spillover is a potentially dangerous one. The novel coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China that we now identify as “COVID-19” is an example of such a disease. Prior to this emergence – which is officially… Read More…

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE A SNAKE AS A PET

Why You Shouldn't Have A Snake As A Pet

The world is full of reptile lovers. One of the most popular pet choices among those that are fascinated with reptiles is snakes. Many would agree that snakes are fascinating pets and are simply misunderstood by those that fear their appearance. Before purchasing a snake for a pet, one must thoroughly research the breeds, their health… Read More…

Effective Measures for Eliminating Skunk Odor – Once and For All

Eliminating Skunk Odor

If you are reading this, it is likely that you have had the unfortunate experiencing of encountering a skunk that has chosen to emit an extremely foul-smelling, oil-based spray. This is the skunk’s natural defense mechanism against perceived threats. The substance is called “thiol”. It is a Sulphur-based compound that not only smells terrible but… Read More…

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