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Wildlife Management

                                                                                                             

 

 


Dewees Island Injured & Dead Wildlife

If you find injured or dead animals on Dewees Island please immediately contact:

Lori Sheridan Wilson: 843-569-3994 (during the week-day)

Public Safety: 843-296-4952 (afterhours and week-ends)

Gary McGraw, Cell: 843-709-6318 or Home: 843-886-5923 (only call for sea turtle nesting on the beach, injured or dead sea turtles, whales, manatees, or dolphins).


Call the above people first in the event of all wildlife related emergencies (in the order listed)
. If you cannot get in touch with the above people pleaseimmediately refer to the following information:

 

Animal Problem What to do Who to Call
Raccoon Acting strangely or unable to free itself from harmful objects (soda can) Record the location of the animal, the time, and an accurate description and leave a message with Lori.

 

Alligator In the road Remain in the vicinity of the animal until it has cleared the road. Public Safety
Alligator At the crab dock If the alligator is within 60 feet of the crab dock and people are on the dock they must remove their lines and immediately leave the area Public Safety
Alligator Being harassed or fed by people Harassing and feeding alligators is against the law, contact the DNR immediately DNR Wildlife Officer
843-817-0004  843-817-0004
Bird Injured, sick, or unable to fly Remain with the animal until assistance arrives or record the location of the animal, the time, and an accurate description and leave a message with Lori.

If the bird needs immediate medical attention (bleeding, broken bone, etc) please use the contact list in the next column.

If a baby bird has fallen out of the nest, and you can locate the nest and you are safetly able to place the baby back into the nest please do so.  It is a myth the parent bird will smell you and won’t take care of the baby.

 

Shorebirds, wading birds, song birds-

Pet Vet (8 am – 6 pm) –  843-884-7387  843-884-7387

Emergency Vet (after hours) –  843-216-7554  843-216-7554

Birds of prey (hawks, owls, osprey)-

Birds of Prey Center (24 hrs)-  843-971-7474  843-971-7474

 

Snake or Glass Lizard (legless lizard) On the road Do not attempt to handle or relocate venomous snakes

Remain in the vicinity of the snake or lizard until it has cleared the road.

Sea Turtle Injured, dead, or stranded on the beach Remain with the animal until assistance arrives.

Do not touch the animal.

1. Gary McGraw

2. Turtle Team Member

3. SC DNR hotline:  1-800-922-5431  1-800-922-5431

Dolphin, Whale, or Manatee Injured, dead, or stranded on the beach Remain with the animal until assistance arrives.

Do not touch the animal.

1. Gary McGraw

2. SC DNR hotline:  1-800-922-5431  1-800-922-5431

Sea Turtle In the impoundment Record the location of the animal, what time you saw it and an accurate description, give to an Environmental Staff person.

 

1. Gary McGraw

2. Turtle Team Member

Turtle Nesting in the road Record the location of the turtle, what time you saw it and an accurate description and leave a message with Lori.

Do not disturb the turtle, allow the turtle to dig her nest and lay her eggs.

Remain near the turtle (at least 75 feet away) until she has finished nesting to keep carts from hitting her.

Place an orange cone, bucket, or other marker over the nest cavity to mark the location.

Turtle Team Members:

Judy Fairchild
Home: 843-886-9942
Cell: 843-259-1713

Brucie Harry
Home: 843-886-0420
Cell: 704-996-2912

Toone Lapham
Home: 843-886-4609
Cell: 828-712-4849

Gary McGraw
Cell: 843-709-6318
Home: 843-886-5923