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It wasn't long
ago that Pinellas Park was mostly
forested and rural.
Many of our wild
friends either get pushed out
or become 'urbanized'.
seem like a cozy nesting place.
Trash cans and pet food are easy
meals and swimming pools are convenient
toilets and bathing spots.
As harmless as
their intentions may be, some
be extremely destructive
to your property.
The Trapper Guy
will come out and humanely
remove the live animal
from your property and if possible,
I will fix the damage caused and
make preventative measures so
they won't return.
With proper wildlife
control we can co-exist
with our wild neighbors.
hour services are for emergencies
only. Live animal in a living
area where safety of the occupants
is in question is considered an
Park , FL wildlife news
hopes to eradicate raccoon rabies in
Pinellas Park, Florida - They may look
harmless but raccoons are a problem
because they're the most prevalent rabies
carrier in Florida.
"We had actually
five cases since the first of the year
last year of raccoon rabies," said
Dr. Welch Agnew, Pinellas County Animal
Now Animal Services
workers are putting out bait for raccoons
through Pinellas County. Fish meal will
attract raccoons, but rabies vaccine
is tucked inside.
"And so the raccoon
as he's eating through here he would
puncture this and swallow the rabies
vaccine and be protected," said
The USDA chose Pinellas
County and Cape Cod for this research
project because both are peninsulas,
with limited access. The USDA hopes
to eradicate raccoon rabies.
"Because then people
don't have to get the post exposure
shots by vaccinating wild animals it
decreases the chance that someone's
going to get bit by a rabid animal,"
said Betsy Haley, a USDA Wildlife Biologist.
At $1.50 per bait, Agnew
says the USDA is footing the bill for
a little more than $100,000. But Pinellas
County's Animal Services Director says
it worth every penny to eliminate rabies
"And if we can
keep things that will keep the tourism
from being affected adversely then I
think that's a good thing to do."
Agnew says as cute as
raccoons may be, you should never feed
or relocate one.
More than 70,000 rabies
vaccines will be spread throughout Pinellas
County in the next few days. Dr. Agnew
says if your pet happens to find one,
it will not be affected by the vaccine.