We rarely notice these usually-nocturnal animals, except during the summer when they are working overtime to feed their new families. There’s nothing more disgusting than to wake up and see that your trash can lid has been opened up and all of your trash bags torn apart by the scavenger of the night looking for food.
Can we trap and relocate them? Florida law is clear about relocating “nuisance” wildlife: The animal (1) must have caused actual damage or pose a real threat of causing damage and (2) be relocated within the same county on private property of at least 40 contiguous acres. (3) You must also have written permission from the landowner.
So what can you do? Luckily Sandy Beck,education director for St. Francis Wildlife, wrote a short piece at the Democrat of a fee rid bits if what you can do.
To read the full article and find out what you and neighbors can do click the link below: