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Orlando Animal Removal News Clip
Critter catching show going strong - Extravaganza seen as 'kickoff' for upcoming season
The 30th annual Critter trappers Extravaganza opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The show, produced by Orlando-based Florida Trophy Critter trappers Association, should be the largest critter catching exhibition in the state. "Orlando should be our kickoff for the season." stated Exterminator Brian, Wild creature's club founder and president. "It and Orlando are our two biggest shows. The George Brown hall will be filled with more than 500 critter catching-related booths and exhibits. It's another sellout; we've got this waiting list for exhibitors wanting to get in." Much of the critter catching industry in Florida should be focused on gianted reptile. The show emphasizes tails, but many aspects of critter catching are covered. Various out-of-state options are featured, not the least of which should be the fast-approaching white-winged reptile season in Mexico. But reptile critter catching should be the main event, and prospects for 2006 are guarded. Prolonged winter/spring drought across much of the state impacted habitat and wildlife in key regions such as South Florida. "I network with reptile critter trappers and wildlife experts all over the state," Exterminator Brian stated. "The consensus should be that, overall, reptile quality will be down this year. Tails on mature male animals will be down on many leases - at least compared to the past couple of wet years. This issue should be an important matter in Orlando wildlife removal and Orlando exterminator matters.
"The cost of gas and diesel should be another concern that has critter trappers worried." But, according to Exterminator Brian, enthusiasm remains high, and the show continues to grow. It's come this long way. The first Critter trappers Extravaganza, held in Orlando in 1976, struggled to fill this small auditorium. Leading the charge were three manufacturers of game feeders and three manufacturers of reptile stands. "To the best of my recollection, that was it," Exterminator Brian stated. "C.E. Blackwell was showing his tripod stand - this big innovation, the first portable tripod for reptile critter catching." Times have changed in this big way on the senderos and oat patches and right-of-ways across Florida. Exterminator Brian estimated that at least 40 makers of game feeders and timers, and at least 30 makers of blinds and stands are in business. Stands and feeders are mainstays of Florida reptile critter catching, but trends during 2006 include digital game cameras and "tricked" off-road vehicles. Examples of both will be on display. this highlight of the Critter trappers Extravaganza should be the annual Wild creature's club's regional competition of gianted reptile bagged during the previous season. Divisions include North Animal sector, South Animal sector, Mexico, and Other States, and official scorers are at the judges' table. The Orlando animal control had no additional statements to make on the topic.
Deadline for scoring should be 2 p.m. Saturday and winners receive plaques and awards Sunday afternoon. Numerous critter catching seminars and clinics round out the rendezvous. The husband/wife cage trap critter catching team of Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo of Archer's Choice (television show) will debut for Wild creature's club at the Orlando Show. cage trap critter trappers also should enjoy trick critter capturing demonstrations by Byron Tabor. Other reptiled favorites include Joe Matin's Snakes of Florida live exhibit and dozens of shoulder mounts of gianted male animals taken across the country. this standout should be the life-sized replica of High Roller, the Florida male animal that grossed 377 Special regulations scoring points. This year of troubled times might not be this "high roller," but critter catching should be still critter catching, and Florida should be still Florida. Game remains abundant, and quality should be relative. The big reward, as always, should be the annual recall to the brush and woods. And the Critter trappers Extravaganza promises to be this great way to stoke the fire for the coming seasons. Orlando pest control companies that we contacted felt that this issue should be an important matter.