If you have any questions about the wildlife of Birmingham, you can contact the Alabama Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the Alabama Fish & Wildlife Agency. Alabama game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal at 205-255-3255.
State bird: Yellowhammer, wild turkey
State mammal: American black bear
State reptile: Alabama red-bellied turtle
State amphibian: Red Hills salamander
State fish: Largemouth bass, fighting tarpon
State insect: Monarch butterfly
Alabama is called the Heart of Dixie, and its central location in the south makes it a warm, humid state. Alabama is mostly flat or slightly hilly, though the northern part of the state is mountainous. Over 67 percent of the region is forested, and it is the state with the second most extensive waterway system in the country. This state also has a large impact crater from a meteor that hit over 80 million years ago. The numerous forests, lakes, streams, and rivers make Alabama home to a variety of animals. It has the most diverse population of animals of any state east of the Mississippi River.
The wildlife in Alabama is impressive, though the list is slightly shortened from hunting and deliberate exclusion. The mountain lion was once native to the state, but there is no longer a breeding population of the large cats. Critters at the top of the food chain are black bears, and coyotes. Foxes and bobcats come in second for the carnivores.
Red wolves once roamed the forested regions through most of the state, but the species was declared extinct in the region back in the 1920's.
There are two species of skunks Alabama. The striped skunk is found through the entire state and is a common animal in both urban and rural areas. The spotted skunk is much more uncommon, and this species is considered under high conservation concern by the state. Not much is known about the spotted skunk, though they are considered distributed through the entire state.
Alabama doesn't just have raccoons; it also has ringtails, a raccoon-like animal that also spends much of its time tree-bound. Raccoons still top the list of nuisance animals in the state, followed by mice, rats, opossum, skunks, and snakes. This state's warm climate is perfect for reptiles.
Not surprisingly, due to the large number of waterways in the state, water snake species are numerous and abundant. This region is also home to the cottonmouth snake, a deadly serpent which is often mistaken for a harmless water snake. Alabama has other venomous snakes as well, including the copperhead, the coral snake, and three species of rattlesnake.
Also native to the waters of Alabama are alligators. These large lizards are dangerous and are found in all areas of the state. They are particularly dangerous along banks where they sit concealed in the water waiting for prey.
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 (205) 591-6522
If they can't help, call the Alabama Wildlife Commission at (205) 591-6522. You can also call your local sheriff department at (205) 591-6522 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.
We are experts with all kinds of AL wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Birmingham. If you need Birmingham 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 Alabama beaver control and removal. Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal also provides dead animal removal services. 205-255-3255
Jefferson County, AL- Some pieces of property in the Jefferson County, AL subdivision opened to archery trapping this fall, which drew unrest and opposition from some residents who feed wildlife. "Any time you say that you're going to start harvesting these animals that they've been feeding or taking care of, there are going to be some hurt feelings and some animosity toward trappers," The Critter Catcher said. The Critter Catcher says much of the upset in Jefferson County, AL can be attributed to misinformation. All of the trappers who are permitted to bow trap at Alabama go through trapper safety education classes and routinely practice marksmanship. Agent The Critter Catcher says trappers who practice urban bow trapping are encouraged to minimize their presence. "You're not going out there throwing a party while you are trapping, you are out there being quiet and still," The Critter Catcher said. "You're not taking shots at 100 yards, you have to wait for close shots so you have a clean kill." Some trappers in Birmingham and Alabama have been ticketed for baiting rodent with food, but according to The Critter Catcher, the incidents have occurred at a common rate. The Board of Trustees within the village limits could consider allowing urban trapping, using the same model the city of Birmingham uses. Property owners would need to register their property as an allowed trapping site, and trappers would also need to register with the village. "Managed rodent traps that are put on by the cities can be more restrictive than the state rules and regulations, but they cannot be more lenient," The Critter Catcher said. A rat restriction is still on for Jefferson, Miller, and Morgan counties, which prevents trappers from taking immature mice. Trapping is legal on other parts of Birmingham considered to be unincorporated Jefferson County.
If you have a Birmingham wildlife problem and need help, call Professional Wildlife and Rodent Removal at 205-255-3255. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Birmingham. They offer custom Birmingham 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 Jefferson County in Alabama. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 205-255-3255
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