A shiny black Asian Forest Scorpion scurried across the sand in the terrarium. Michael Beran, the owner of Wildlife Command Center, fearlessly sticks his hand close to the scorpion which has large pincers and a stinging tail. “He has not been worked with yet. He’s very pinchy. The Asian Forest Scorpions are more aggressive than…

Eastern Screech Owl

Barred Owl Rescue

Eagle Owl Soulful black eyes gaze up by rotating his little feathered head as the man approaches. The baby owlet’s yellow beak clicks as it turns its head quizzedly while Michael Beran, the owner operator of Wildlife Command Center, bends over and scoops up the tiny fluff ball. The tiny owlet was found in a…

Children with snakes

Python Snakes

Python snakes By Holly Jo Linzay Knights, wizards, swordsmen, and hobbits stood in line along friars and courtly women in Medieval dress for an opportunity to hold “Goldie,” a lavender albino reticulated python snake, featured in the Wildlife Command Center’s area at the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. “Goldie,” along with other pythons, and a Great…

Dead Animal Smell in your home

Catch All the Rodents

By Holly Jo Linzay Exhausted after work, the couple wanted to retire early and get a good night’s rest. After settling down, they were drifting off to sleep. In the quiet of the night, a scratching rustling sound was heard for a few minutes, then it stopped. Again, the sounds were heard. Faced with the…


Trapping Red-Tailed Hawks

Trapping Red-Tailed Hawks By Holly Jo Linzay A hoarse screech commands attention as the Red-Tailed Hawk soars above the field, slowly gliding in circles on broad, rounded wings. Suddenly, the hawk, a keen-eyed predator, spots a mouse on the ground from 100 feet in the air. The hawk swoops down with incredible speed snatching its…