Bats of Ohio

Bats of Ohio

Why we shouldn’t be afraid of the nocturnal animals Many people have a fear of bats. Movies and literature paint them out to be these horrible creatures that spread disease and wreak havoc on our homes. However, bats are actually nothing to be fearful of and are...
New Rabies Case Confirmed In Ohio

New Rabies Case Confirmed In Ohio

Raccoon found to be infected A raccoon was recently found to be infected with the rabies virus in Wheeling-Ohio County. The raccoon was initially tested on March 23rd and was confirmed to be rabid on March 26th. Many health departments across the United States...
Volunteers Help Struggling Bats

Volunteers Help Struggling Bats

How some people are making a difference Ohio Wildlife Center volunteers are setting up makeshift bat caves in their own homes to help at risk bats during the harsher winter months. Bats end up in the centers care for a variety of reasons, including becoming orphaned,...
More Coyote Sightings In Ohio

More Coyote Sightings In Ohio

The animals show no signs of staying away from urban areas Another coyote sighting near a suburban area was reported recently in Ohio. Coyotes are not native to the state of Ohio but have been spotted more frequently in the past few years. Coyotes are highly adaptive...
Coyote Sightings On The Rise

Coyote Sightings On The Rise

Trapping tactics you can use Sightings of coyotes are increasing throughout the state of Ohio. There are many reasons why residents are seeing more of these animals around their homes. Mating season is one of those reasons. The typical mating season for coyotes begins...
Skunk Mating Season in Ohio

Skunk Mating Season in Ohio

You might be seeing more of the striped critters Its officially skunk mating season in Ohio. The season starts in mid-February and continues through the month of March. Skunk sightings will likely increase throughout the state and may cause issues for residents....
Are Coyotes Something We Should Fear?

Are Coyotes Something We Should Fear?

Biologists weigh in on recent encounters After a string of recent coyote sightings and encounters, Ohio residents have growing concern about the dangers that these animals pose. Coyotes can be found in all 88 counties in the state and can be seen in both rural and...
Positive Rabies Case In Ohio

Positive Rabies Case In Ohio

A raccoon was found with the disease A raccoon tested positive for the rabies virus recently in a county in Ohio. The animal was found in a popular downtown area of Wheeling and was captured on January 15th. It was taken in for testing after it was suspected to be...
Coyote Mating Season Is Upon Us

Coyote Mating Season Is Upon Us

The animals will be more active in the coming months Coyote mating season has arrived in parts of Ohio. The season runs from February to about the end of March causing the animals be more active during both the day and night. An officer helping out a stranded driver...
Mating Season Is Starting Early For Skunks

Mating Season Is Starting Early For Skunks

Milder temps and no snow to blame In Ohio, mating season for skunks usually begins in the month of February. However, officials have been getting more and more calls about active skunks in the state, about two weeks earlier than normal. This is likely due to the lack...
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