Critters You Can Expect to See in the Spring

With things starting to warm up, we’re going to start seeing a lot more critters and animals. Some animals hibernate when it’s cold, but when the temperatures start to rise, these animals will go out searching for food. As an experienced Maryland dead animal removal company, we get calls every day, but we wanted to take some time to talk about a few of the different critters you can expect to see this spring.

Critters you can expect to see in the spring and summer


Even though they’re usually nocturnal, raccoons will sometimes roam during the day. They mostly venture out in search of food, and this is what brings them in contact with humans. Raccoons will tear into your trash, birdfeeders, pet food, and may even attack your pets. If you see a raccoon on your property, steer clear of it. They are one of the most common carriers of rabies and can become aggressive when they feel provoked.


Squirrels are funny little critters to watch scurry about, but they can also become a real nuisance. They can tear up garden beds and raid bird feeders. Squirrels aren’t quite as dangerous as some of the other animals we’re talking about, though they can still carry rabies. It should also be noted that even small animals like squirrels can still be filled with diseases and microbes when they die. Don’t touch any dead squirrels, or any animal — get help from an experienced MD dead animal removal services company.


Just like raccoons, opossums are nocturnal, so it should strike you as strange to see one out during the day. They’re extremely protective of their young and will “play” dead when threatened by a predator. It’s for this reason that we recommend steering clear of any opossums you think may be dead. You never know when they’re just playing dead, and we’ve heard horror stories of people being startled by an opossum springing to life.

Work with an Experienced MD Dead Animal Removal Company

Here at K.P. Wildlife, we’ve been providing Maryland with our dead animal removal services for many years. If you need help getting a critter off your property, or if you have any questions at all, give us a call. Our team of professional dead animal removal experts is ready to assist you in any way we can.