Hunting Contests May Be Banned

Hunting Contests May Be Banned

Humane Society wants Maryland to take action A bill that was introduced in the House last Wednesday calls for the banning of organized hunting contests in the state of Maryland. The Humane Society of the United States conducted an undercover investigation of the...

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Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air

Skunk mating season is here Skunk mating season has begun in Maryland and residents may be smelling the animals more often. The season begins around Valentine's Day and runs through mid-March. Skunks will be more active during these few weeks so take more precautions...

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Rabid Raccoon Found in Maryland

Rabid Raccoon Found in Maryland

Rabies can spread from animals to humans A raccoon in a Maryland city was found to have rabies recently. The raccoon, captured in Annapolis, was tested for the rabies virus after it exhibited signs of being rabid. Rabies is a virus that is spread by a bite or scratch...

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Skunk Encounters In Maryland

Skunk Encounters In Maryland

Facts and information Skunks are native to many parts of the United States. There are a few different species of the animal, however, the striped skunk is the most common one that humans encounter. Skunks have a noxious spray that they can distribute when they feel...

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New England Bat Populations Struggling

New England Bat Populations Struggling

White nose syndrome and human interference Bat populations across the United States and in Maryland have taken a huge hit in the past few decades. Many things have contributed to the decline in numbers, such as illness, human urbanization, wind turbines and coming...

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Trapping Laws in Maryland

Trapping Laws in Maryland

Trapping nuisance animals legally Each state has its own rules and regulations on the trapping of nuisance animals. Maryland is no exception. There are plenty of animals that are considered a nuisance but some of the most common are raccoons and squirrels. Raccoons...

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Maryland Bats

Maryland Bats

How to deal with the nocturnal critters Maryland is home is numerous species of bats. While the critters are notoriously nocturnal, if is not uncommon to come in contact with one. Should a bat get into your home, there are different ways you can deal with the problem....

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Maryland Town Approves Protection Method For Pests

Maryland Town Approves Protection Method For Pests

Residents can use firearms to protect crops A town in Maryland has approved the use of firearms on farmland to protect crops. This method can be used to prevent pests such as invasive birds and groundhogs from ruining crops. Currently, residents are not allowed to...

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Snakes Of Maryland

Snakes Of Maryland

Identifying Species Baby snakes are abundant in Maryland during the month of September. Young snakes often look different from their adult counterparts. According to the DNR, all snakes in the state are great for our environment in one way or another. Oftentimes, they...

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Skunks In Our Backyards

Skunks In Our Backyards

Information on how to deal with them Skunks are abundant in the United States. In the world, there are 12 known species of the critter, the most common one being the Striped Skunk in northern America. Skunks are generally pretty harmless, other than the notorious...

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