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Colleyville Doctor Finds Bobcat

COLLEYVILLE, Texas -A Colleyville doctor found a bobcat right behind his medical clinic. Dr. Kevin Wacasey immediately started shooting video on his cell phone. The cat then did something that wildlife experts say is a sure sign it has no fear of humans.”He was just walking, he wasn’t running. He walked and he stopped and he turned and he saw me,” said Dr. Wacasey.He said he was surprised and thought he’d found a rare but famous cat. “There’s been rumors of...

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Developer uses Beaver Deceiver on problematic dam

by STEVE STOLER, WFAA Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:27 PM FAIRVIEW – A Collin County developer has found a different way to solve a beaver problem where he’s building that won’t cause any harm to the animals living there. About 100 yards long, the beaver dam is next to a site where million dollar homes will be built in Fairview and has likely been hidden on the land for years. Now, the algae-filled pond created by the dam poses a problem to future...

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Bobcats roam Carrollton neighborhood

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com CARROLLTON, Texas – One neighborhood in Carrollton is on alert to keep an eye on their small pets after several reports of bobcats roaming the streets, even in broad daylight. Mike Martuscello and his son Kevin were driving near their Carrollton home when they spied two bobcats. “They just came up to each other and started the growling,” Martuscello said. Wildlife specialist Bonnie Bradshaw says it’s near breeding season and two big males...

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How to Haze a Coyote

Protect yourself, your community, and the animal from harm. Everyone wins! This light-hearted, humorous video will tell you what to do if you see a coyote.

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White Rock-area Residents Take Up Paint Brushes to Battle Tree-gnawing Beavers

White Rock-area Residents Take Up Paint Brushes to Battle Tree-gnawing Beavers

After whipping up a 20-gallon grayish concoction of paint and sand, a team of volunteers recently painted more than 40 trees scattered around two small lakes in a gated community east of White Rock Lake. Their goal: to encourage resident beavers to find new homes. “ With White Rock Creek, we’’ve got the NAFTA superhighway for wildlife,” said Mark Leediker, president of the Enclave at White Rock Homeowners’ Association. Residents of the close-knit neighborhood regularly come together...

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Dallas, Plano See Epidemic Levels of Distemper in Raccoons

Animal control officials in Dallas and Plano say they are dealing with an “epidemic” of distemper cases. “We’re getting calls for anywhere from five to 10 sick raccoons per day,” said Bonnie Bradshaw of 911 Wildlife, a contractor for the city of Dallas. Bradshaw adds that normally, her office might receive one sick raccoon call per day. “The volume is unusual,” she said, noting that 911 Wildlife has responded to calls about more than 100 raccoons...

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