If you have any questions about the wildlife of Kansas City, you can contact the Kansas Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Kansas Fish & Wildlife Agency. Kansas game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Kansas City wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Kansas City like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc. at 913-800-5765.
Kansas State mammal: American bison
State reptile: Ornate box turtle
State amphibian: Barred tiger salamander
State insect: European honey bee
Kansas is considered the flattest state in the nation, though that award can be disputed depending on the method of measurement. As a general rule, when it comes to simply traveling through Kansas or viewing it from the viewpoint of a pedestrian, it is indeed 'flatter than a pancake' as the locals say. Two-thirds of the state belongs to the Great Plains, and only one-third is considered to be heavily forested and somewhat less flat. Kansas has both hot/humid regions and hot/dry regions in the state, and similarly, winters are cold and wet or cold and dry. Unfortunately, because of the flat lay of the land, this state is prone to severe weather, often in the form of violent thunderstorms and subsequent tornados.
Decades ago, bison were once plentiful in Kansas, and many of the Native American tribes in the state were nomads, following the large animals across the plains. Bison are no longer present in Kansas, at least not in their wild state. The only non-domesticated grazers on the plains are now white-tailed deer, pronghorns, elk, and mule deer.
At one time, large predators were found throughout the region. Mountain lions, black bears, grizzly bears, and gray wolves were all once native to Kansas but have since been extirpated. The largest predators in the state are now coyotes and bobcats with foxes and badgers bringing up the rear.
Kansas is home to a number of small animals. This is especially true for rodents. These animals make good use of the long grasses and ample fields of grains. Not only are their larger rodents like prairie dogs, gophers and porcupines, there are many smaller rodents such as cotton rats, deer mice, woodrats, prairie voles, and grasshopper mice. While these smaller animals fare better during violent weather on the plains, larger creatures must seek shelter in natural bowls or by grouping together for herd protection.
Rodents are not the only pest animals to make their way onto people's properties, however. Kansas has a fair share of raccoons, skunks, foxes, ferrets, rabbits, hares, wild boar, armadillos, and bats. The opossum is also a common pest animal. This marsupial can be very problematic if it decides to live in an attic space.
To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (913) 321-1445
If they can't help, call the Kansas Wildlife Commission at (913) 321-1445. You can also call your local sheriff department at (913) 321-1445 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
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Kansas's woodchuck and beaver hand capturing tradition runs deep, and roughly 500,000 Bug sprayers will take to the field for this year's season. For context, that's nearly the population of the entire state of Kansas. For more on Kansas City wildlife, read on.
The snake identification picture expert, who spent several years as a conservation officer in Roseau, says he got a firsthand look - and taste - of that tradition by visiting hand capturing camps during woodchuck and beaver season. Big traditions in the northern, forested areas of Kansas, hand capturing camps are less prevalent in the significantly increased open country near Erskine, he said. Snakes and coyotes are not all mean.
"Actually, getting a woodchuck and beaver is just a small portion" of the woodchuck and beaver camp tradition, The snake identification picture expert said. "It's the camaraderie, just the every year annual event. People look forward to it; that to them is the biggest part. From my perspective, I dearly miss going to the woodchuck and beaver camps. Remember to treat the wild animals of Kansas City, Kansas, with respect and care.
Some I went to just religiously. There was one where I always used to go the first Tuesday of woodchuck and beaver season. They make a tremendous breakfast. I went out of there and didn't need to eat lunch." Hooray for wild creatures and critters!
For this wildlife trapper, that could mean next year. Officials with Wildlife and Fisheries say they have spent the last two weeks assessing the damage to the state's fox and coyote population and habitat. That survey confirmed a small portion of the state's fox and coyote population did die as a result of Katrina and Rita, but the real concern is fox and coyote habitat. In many areas, tidal surge and salt water intrusion destroyed the fox and coyote's primary food supply. So, in order to avoid having more fox and coyote than fox and coyote food, state officials have made the decision this week to re-open the fox and coyote critter catching period across much of the state. Continued next week ...Kansas City Wildlife.
If you have a Kansas City wildlife problem and need help, call Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc. at 913-800-5765. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Kansas City. They offer custom Kansas City wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Wyandotte County in Kansas. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 913-800-5765
We also trap in Leavenworth, Lansing KS, Lowermont, Fairmount, and Basehor as well as all of Leavenworth County Animal Control.
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Kansas City wildlife rescue, or a Kansas City zoo or nature center, or Kansas City wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Kansas City to solve your problem for you, call Catch-It Wildlife & Pest Control, Inc.: 913-800-5765 and they can help you with your Kansas City wildlife problem.