Running a fowl
Seerveld was called in when residents ran into this Guinea hen in an apartment building stairwell. Seerveld says that sometimes Guinea hens are kept as pets; apparently, this one decided to fly the coop. An attempt to capture the hen with a net failed, so Seerveld waited until he was able to approach the hen and grab it by the body and feet and place it in the net. Thankfully, he was able to find the hen a more suitable home: “A wildlife rehab clinic accepted the bird since I was not allowed to just release it into the wild.”
Courtesy David Seerveld
The mother of these adorable raccoon kits was responsible for the extensive damage to the siding and roof of a house—but all she wanted to do was create a maternity wing. “This female raccoon tore a hole in the wall,” explains Seerveld, and then gave birth to this litter. “I mounted a trap over the hole, went in the attic and confronted her, and then chased her out.” Mama raccoon ran out of her hole and into the trap. “I removed the litter of babies by hand, and re-united them with the mother, and relocated them all together. The mother carried them off one by one to a new nesting site.”
Courtesy Arrow Exterminators
Termites are quite the architects. Michael Luten, regional sales manager with Arrow Exterminators, says in severe infestations, they can make free-standing tunnels where they stack up dirt, along with other things like saliva and fecal matter. The word gets out, more termites join the party, and more dirt increases the size of their tunnels. The ones you see here span the main support beam under this house. Be on the lookout for these 15 signs your home’s about to be infested.