Laws Against Killing Snakes in Tennessee

Laws Against Killing Snakes in Tennessee

Snakes protected in the state A local Tennessee resident found a snake locked in a fight with a hawk in his driveway recently. Hawks are known to be predators to snakes and catch them in their talons to eat. It is rare to find a snake that has the chance to fight...
Squirrels Can Cause Electrical Fires

Squirrels Can Cause Electrical Fires

How they can gnaw through your wires A recent house fire was caused by faulty electrical wires likely due to being chewed by squirrels. The fire department stated that sometimes squirrels will chew through aluminum wires and that will cause the meter box to catch...
Protecting Endangered Bats

Protecting Endangered Bats

Tennessee wildlife officials taking big steps The National Park Service took drastic measures to help save endangered bats in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. During the summer months of this year, they reopened a cave that had been closed for a year. The cave...
Raccoons With Rabies and Distemper

Raccoons With Rabies and Distemper

Preventing the diseases in Tennessee Distemper is a viral virus and it typically infects nocturnal animals like raccoons. When they contract it, these animals will become abnormally active during the day. The Pigeon Forge police department received a spike in the...
Managing Moles In Tennessee

Managing Moles In Tennessee

How to identify and rid yourself of moles Moles are one of the most prevalent animals in the state of Tennessee. They are often found in residents yards burrowing large and long tunnels in which they travel from place to place. The eastern mole is the most common of...