Posts With The Category: "Wildlife"
Mongooses are not native to Hawaii. They were brought to the islands in 1883 in hopes they would control the rat population. They do eat rats, but because rats are nocturnal and mongooses hunt for food during the day, they simply don’t eat enough rats to help control the population. Now, Maui experiences problems caused by mongooses from almost causing extinction of the Nene Hawaiian Goose to eating ground-nesting birds and their eggs, to carrying diseases that can be fatal to humans. If you have mongoose on your property, you should never attempt to remove them on your own. Call on the expert pest control specialists at Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions to ensure the mongoose are removed safely.
Wild Chickens. The term seems harmless enough. Chickens can surely peck and I have known a few that will chase you across the yard; but can chickens really be dangerous? Simply put, Yes. When they are feral chickens they can be. Chickens were meant to be in a barnyard. They were meant to be cared for by a farmer and penned safely into a hen house or screened yard. They were meant to be somewhat docile creatures that provide eggs. They were meant to be safe. But when chickens are left to fend for themselves in the wild, they can become a real problem. Unfortunately, this is exactly what we face here in Hawaii.
One of the most innocent and cuddly of all waterfowl creatures is the duck. I mean those puffy little faces and soft little feathers couldn’t possibly pose any kind of threat. After all, ducks are often the subject of children’s coloring book pages, children’s story books, and children’s cartoon series. What could be more innocent and non-threatening as that? In fact, as a child, I never met a duck I didn’t like. Of course, the only ducks I met were on the TV screen or the pages of a colorful book.