Mammals of all shapes and sizes can be found throughout every conceivable habitat here along the Grand Strand and Inland Areas--- swamps and farms, as well as oceans and shores. As we grow in human population, we encroach on these natural habitats, finding ourselves face-to-face with wildlife that can sometimes affect our happy lives.
The Snake Chaser is familiar with virtually every species of wildlife indigenous to this area. If you find that you are getting a little too close for comfort with some of these animals, The Snake Chaser can provide a solution for each individual animal situation.
The Eastern Gray Squirrel is probably the most familiar mammal in the Eastern U.S. This squirrel likes to eat nuts, seeds, fungi, and fruit, and can destroy small trees by stripping the bark to reach the sap. It stores nuts and acorns in the ground, and these will sometimes sprout. They can become pests by feeding from birdfeeders and gnawing into buildings and homes during the colder months.
Flying Squirrels, which don’t really “fly,” (they glide) are also prevalent in the area, and spend time in attics, walls, storage houses, and the like until they come out to eat, mostly insects and seeds.
The Opossum is a house-cat-sized nocturnal animal which can grow to about 40 inches long, including the tail. They feed on nuts, fruits, bird eggs, insects, and carrion (dead animals). When frightened, the Opossum will “play dead,” often using the anal glands to produce a smell similar to rotting carrion. Opossums can be pests, as they root through garbage cans and other residential nooks to find food.
The Bobcat is the southern cousin to the Lynx, and is sometimes referred to as a “Wildcat.” Bobcats usually sport dark spots around their legs and small ears. They range in color, depending on seasons from light brown to gray. They prey upon small mammals such as rabbits, mice, and squirrels. They can also be heard making loud yowls and screams.
Other mammals indigenous to this area which can sometimes be a nuisance are foxes, coyotes, and beavers.
Nuisance wildlife of all kinds can cause serious damage to property by chewing, defecating, building nests, and other activities. If you are experiencing any type of problematic situation arising from the animals listed here or with others that are not listed, contact The Snake Chaser today for questions and solutions to your problems.