If you have any questions about the wildlife of Minneapolis, you can contact the Minnesota Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Minnesota Fish & Wildlife Agency. Minnesota game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis 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 Beast Wildlife Company at 612-503-8440.
Minnesota State bird: Common loon
State mammal: Black bear
State amphibian: Northern leopard frog
State fish: Walleye
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Minnesota is the northernmost state second only to Alaska. It is known as "the land of 10,000 lakes"-and for good reason. There are actually well over 11,000 glacial lakes throughout the landscape. Those 11,000 lakes are joined by over 6,000 streams and rivers. Minnesota has abundant farm land to the south and a large expanse of forest called the North Woods. Over 60 percent of the state's population is condensed into the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, leaving the rest of the state sparsely populated. Minnesota also has over 10 million acres of wetlands, the most of any state except Alaska.
Even though this state has preserved areas of old-growth forests, the majority of the forested land-about one third of the state-is re-growth. Much of Minnesota was logged in its early years, an activity that created so much loss of habitat, common native animals like bison, caribou, elk, and pine martin have dwindled. The new forests are excellent, however, for smaller creatures like raccoons, foxes, bats, skunks, porcupines, and bobcats.
Minnesota has a multitude of squirrels including the flying squirrel, the fox squirrel, the gray squirrel, the red squirrel, and the thirteen-lined ground squirrel (also known as the Minnesota gopher).
The prairie land in the state has its usual mix of creatures. There are plenty of moles, voles, mice, rats, and gophers. Living off these animals as a food supply are animals like the badger. This large, fierce creature lives in an underground burrow which it will violently defend.
Not surprisingly, the abundance of wetlands in this state provides a fantastic ecosystem for many aquatic and semi-aquatic animals. Minnesota has a thriving population of beavers, otters, and muskrats. The state is home to hundreds of reptiles and amphibians like blue-spotted salamanders, painted turtles, mudpuppies, prairie skinks, and mink frogs.
With plenty of habitat, the state can easily support larger animals. It has the highest number of timber wolves outside of Alaska. Other large predators, like mountain lions, coyotes, and bears can be spotted all through the state. Their counterparts, the large grazing animals, are moose, elk, bison, and caribou. White-tailed deer are the most populous of the large hooved-animals. They provide an ample supply of food for the timber wolves roaming the countryside.
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 (612) 673-6222
If they can't help, call the Minnesota Wildlife Commission at (612) 673-6222. You can also call your local sheriff department at (612) 673-6222 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of MN wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Minneapolis. If you need Minneapolis pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and
skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Minnesota beaver control and removal. Beast Wildlife Company also provides dead animal removal services. 612-503-8440
We provide professional yet affordable contracted fee for services primarily dealing with but not limited to the safe and expedient removal of nuisance and damage causing animals in and around both private residences and commercial properties. We are licensed, insured and a nationally certified damage management professional serving Minneapolis, all of Hennipen County, the west metro and the cities and counties towards and including the St. Cloud area. The wildlife species we will contract to remove include: Raccoon, Squirrel, Chipmunk, Rat, Mouse, Pocket gopher, Vole, Shrew, Woodchuck, Opossum, Muskrat, Fox, Coyote, Bats, Moles, Skunk, Beaver and others. We specialize in the control of Moles, Skunk and Beaver problem solutions. Additional professional services offered include: Wildlife damage repair, wildlife exclusion, wildlife damage inspections of homes/or buildings for property managers, real estate agents, sellers/buyers etc. and animal damage inspection/appraisals for insurance companies to confirm or assure cause of damage for claims received.
Please, no calls about dogs or cats. Direct such calls to Hennepin County Animal Services: (612) 348-4250
If you have a Minneapolis wildlife problem and need help, call Beast Wildlife Company at 612-503-8440. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Minneapolis. They offer custom Minneapolis 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 Hennepin County in Minnesota. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 612-503-8440
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You're still reading this page? We do not operate Minneapolis wildlife rescue, or a Minneapolis zoo or nature center, or Minneapolis wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Minneapolis to solve your problem for you, call Beast Wildlife Company: 612-503-8440 and they can help you with your Minneapolis wildlife problem.