Table of Contents After The Field At the end of the trapping week After The Field Before leaving each night run a quick check of equipment:
Are all controlled substances accounted for? All sharps disposed of? Ensure no traps are set. Is paperwork organized and complete? Is all other equipment accounted for? PIT reader, guns, and tags, GPS, scales Lights, pens, papers, anything else Lock controlled substances in safe and dispose of sharps Remember to charge/change batteries At the end of the trapping week Wash raccoon cover sheets and disinfect or replace table covers Have all paperwork organized and ready to enter Collect, clean, collapse all traps.
Table of Contents Tree Tops Park Memorial Hospital Pembroke Westside Regional Medical Center Emergency Room Venom One Miami-Dade Health Department Passport Health University of Florida Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center Welleby Veterinary Hospital Tree Tops Park (954) 357-5130 3900 SW 100th Ave. Davie, FL 33328 Memorial Hospital Pembroke (954) 962-9650 7800 Sheridan St. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 Westside Regional Medical Center Emergency Room (954) 723-1400 3476 S University Dr.
“There is a raccoon that looks stuck on the gate… his head is stuck in a can… Any chance you know what to do in this situation? (pic attached).”
Talk about a weird email to receive first thing in the morning, coffee in hand, as I arrived at the UF Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, in Davie, FL. Curious, I opened the attachment to see what appears to be a young raccoon hanging on for dear life at the top of a chain-link fence with an aluminum soup can firmly stuck around its head like a Halloween costume gone wrong.
In this post we present a guide on how to clean and process bones of dead animals. Be sure you are aware of your local laws which may prevent collection of certain species, and use gloves and protective gear when handling carcasses…
As October ends, so does our latest raccoon trapping session. It did not feel much like Fall, with humidity reaching 95% and temperatures similar to July. However, this does not seem to bother the raccoons…