Water animals in the great state of Georgia are some of the most interesting, as well as the most entertaining. The main two that we deal with on a semi-regular basis are beavers and otters. Though these two may share the same water, they couldn’t be more different.
Beavers are very unique animals and are known for their flat tails. These tails make them excellent swimmers and serve as an alarm system. When a beaver feels threatened, it will smack the water with its tail with unbelievable force. This sound will not only scare you if you aren’t paying attention, but it will also alert all the other beavers that danger is present.
Aside from their flat tails, beavers are also known for the massive amounts of flood damage they cause every year. This flooding is caused by beaver’s uncanny ability to block drainage systems and waterways, all while trying to create a habitat that protects them. They also cause a lot of issues chewing trees in residential areas. Just like many other animals in Georgia, they can cause a lot of damage when they get too close to where we live. This is when beaver removal becomes necessary.
Otters are different from beavers in many ways, especially in what they eat. While beavers eat tree bark and vegetation, otters eat a diet primarily of fish and other water creatures. An otter’s love for fish is the main reason why we at Jason’s Wildlife Removal receive calls requesting otter removal. Frantic landowners call us when they walk down the dam of their stocked fish pond and find two hundred catfish heads and skeletons. If you ever see this, the culprit will always be an otter.
When beavers get too close and start to flood your property, or otters show up and destroy your fish populations, give us a call. We would love to help you solve your problem! The experts with Jason’s Wildlife Removal are individually licensed through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators. Professionals like us are trained to safely and humanely remove these animals and leave your property dryer and safer than ever. Every job is different, so call us today and we can come up with a plan for you!