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Animal handling and humane traps for predators

If you’ve got a predatory animal intruding on your property or causing problems for you and your family, we can help – we’ll trap and relocate everything from bears to lizards.

We’re licensed by Arizona Game and Fish to humanely capture wildlife by tranquilizer, net gun or hand-catching.

 

All the most state-of-the-art capture techniques

We have more than 20 years’ experience capturing and relocating dangerous species in a humane fashion. When you hire Animal Experts, Inc. you’ll have the latest techniques and equipment on your side! We also handle venomous animals.

• Bears and bobcats
• Foxes
• Opossums
• Skunks
• Raccoons
• Coatis

Bobcats:
With Animal Experts being the longest operating Nuisance wildlife company in Southern Arizona it is safe to safe we have captured more Bobcats than anyone in our area while addressing a wide variety of scenarios. From Bobcat kittens falling down into the interior walls of a home, inside the insulation of a mobile home, under sheds and on and on.
While the chances of a Bobcat attacking a human are very slim it does happen with most of the cases stemming from the Bobcat being sick or feeling that the person has cornered it or threatened the Bobcats young. It is not uncommon for a Bobcat to attack outdoor dogs and cats along with the raiding of a chicken coop. After all they are predators. They tend to thrive in our area due to the abundance of water with every other house having a swimming pool or fountain and people who love to feed the birds thus focusing a food source for them in one spot.
Animal Experts receives many calls from distressed people stating they have a Bobcat in their yard. When questioned about how often they have seen them the response quite often is “this is the first time”. That’s when the education process begins.
A random Bobcat wandering through your property is rarely an issue, a male Bobcat can have a traveling radius of 25 miles and take about 2 weeks to complete the route. Normally they can be discouraged from a property with loud noises, a blast from the garden hose or a long distance “squirt gun”. If these means don’t work or just aren’t practical given your particular circumstances. Then Animal Experts Inc. can humanely trap and relocate them. Each case we respond to has its own hurdles. While the Male Bobcat is more of a roaming sort. The Females tend to travel far less and that is reduced even more when she has kittens. A Female bobcat with kittens (normally 2-4) is the predominate bobcat call we respond to. If we can locate the kittens in your yard, behind a shed or in a storage room for instances, then we can use a system of our design using the kittens as bait keeping the family together where they will be relocated as a group. Unfortunately one of the favorite hang outs for a momma Bobcat is in the attic crawl space of our homes. While the summer heat, tight quarters and fiberglass insulation would be enough to discourage any of us from moving into that location Bobcats find it quite hospitable. Under those circumstances it is necessary to wait for the young to be old enough to start leaving the den with momma. Normally that starts around August. We can then safely relocate the family and secure the access to your crawl space so no other animals move in.
Description and Habits

Tan with dark spots on coat
Short tail, normally 4-6 inches with black tip on top side
15-35 pounds (males are larger than females)
18-24 inches tall
24-48 inches long
Mate February to March
Average litter of two to four kittens, usually born from April to early June
Kittens stay with the mother seven to 12 months
Live 10-15 years
Able to jump as high as 12 feet
Carnivorous, generally feed on small mammals and birds (includes domestic birds and rabbits); will also eat lizards, snakes, and small pets, including house cats
Coyotes:
Like the Bobcat the chances of a Coyote attacking a human are very slim it does happen with most of the cases stemming from the coyote being sick or feeling that the person has cornered it or threatened the coyotes young. Coyotes are one of the animals that have adapted the most easily to humans. They can be seen from the out lying rural ranch house to the very center of Tucson. They will eat almost anything making it very easy for them to survive every where.
Coyotes are opportunistic in their hunting and foraging tactics. They learn when the rabbits frequent the golf course or which house feeds the neighborhood cats. They quickly take advantage of any newly discovered food source, and are often attracted to yards with abundant fruit and wildlife to eat. Coyotes will eat pet food and knock over unsecured garbage cans, or may walk along the tops of walls around homes in search of unattended small dogs and cats to eat. Coyotes loud dogs to be a threat to their territory and become aggressive toward those dogs. Coyotes have lured free-roaming dogs away from their owners to attack, and bold coyotes have been known to attack small dogs while on extended leashes.
Description
Usually gray with a rusty color on neck and flanks
Black patches on base and tip of tail help distinguish from dogs
20-30 pounds 18-21 inches tall
42-50 inches long
Average litter of 4 to 5 pups Run as fast as 40 miles per hour
Diet includes fruits and vegetables, pet food, small wild and domestic animals,         snakes and lizards, and garbage

Normally if you have a coyote frequenting your property it can be dissuaded By Make loud noises. Shouting and banging pots and pans and waving your arms. You can also Spray the coyote with a hose or a long distance squirt gun. If theses methods don’t work or aren’t practical for your situation then Animal Experts can humanly and safely trap and relocate them to a more suitable location.

 

See more about our previous animal removal work

Have a look through our detailed gallery of images from previous removal jobs now, where you’ll see just how professional and compassionate our handlers are. You can also get in touch with us by phone or email.