A Little Background on Groundhogs

Everyone has been buzzing over the notorious groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, and the surprising and exciting news that he did not see his shadow and, as a result, we will have an early spring! While weather predictions from 100-year-old rodents should always be taken with grain of salt, it’s also a great excuse to learn more…

SQUIRREL!!!!!!!!

If you’ve seen National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, you likely will get the reference, and remember the iconic scene of the squirrel in the over-large and straight-out-of-the-forest Christmas tree in the Griswold’s living room, and the panic that it caused. But did you know that during the winter, squirrels are one of the most problematic animals…

Of Raccoons and Men

An Interview With Rachel S. Raccoon I didn’t have to wait long in the dark at our agreed upon meeting spot- the old, overgrown service road with the mossy tree stump. Rachel S. Raccoon excitedly clambered towards me with her five kits in tow. As she settled in front of me, she licked her paws…

Mischievous Raccoons

One of the most iconic John Candy and Dan Aykroyd movies to surface out of the 80’s has to be The Great Outdoors. Who can forget their ill fated excursion to the Northwoods and the comedic mishaps along the way? One of my favorite parts of the movie is when the family of raccoons would…