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The Wildlife Whisperer In The News

Stories featuring Ned Bruha, formerly employed by the
Skunk Whisperer, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, now serving as
President and CEO of The Wildlife Whisperer, Inc. in Cape Coral, FL.
As a humane wildlife control expert, Ned Bruha's input is highly valued. And, as wildlife would have it, his team runs across some pretty interesting situations during the course of a day's work, from Nile monitors in attics to skunks with their heads stuck in a peanut butter jar, to raccoons in Pepsi machines - Ned definitely has some stories to tell and helpful advice to share with others.
As a result, Ned Bruha's adventures are frequently covered by the media, and many stories have gained attention from fans and news agencies around the world. Many of these stories took place in another location before Bruha relocated to Florida, but most of the stories could have happened just about anywhere - including Southwest Florida!
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The Wildlife Whisperer In Southwest Florida

Wildlife Whisperer Ned Bruha in the news helping residents in Southwest Florida humanely solve and prevent their wildlife issues.
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Monitor Lizard Living In Attic
Nile monitors in attics? You bet! It is not uncommon for iguanas and Nile monitors to invade attics in search of food and shelter. This family in Cape Coral needed help and Bruha quickly responded with a plan to solve their problem, a plan that involved more than simply removing the monitor, a plan that involved identifying the real culprit, trail cams, and last but not least, a plan that would solve the family's problem for good.

National & International Media Coverage

Wildlife Whisperer Ned Bruha and his humane wildlife control techniques are becoming increasingly popular, nationally and internationally, with coverage spanning the globe from Boston to Berlin to Beijing and back.
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The Raccoons In The Pepsi Machine
Keith Oblermann
The Wildlife Whisperer was once called upon to rescue some young raccoons residing in an apartment complex Pepsi machine.
The story quickly grew in popularity and was eventually seen worldwide by over 6 million people and was featured on the front page of Yahoo and AOL, covered by the Associated Press and on international TV by CNN, CBS, NBC and Keith Oblermann. Fan mail poured in from across the globe as far away as China and Israel. Two darling young raccoons had decided to make their home in a vending machine next to an urban apartment swimming pool.
two juvenile raccoons similar those in the vending machine story
The Wildlife Whisperer was called upon to remedy the situation without harming the raccoons. A Pepsi vendor helped safely open the machine so The Wildlife Whisperer could remove the raccoons with as little stress as possible. After some quiet coaxing, the Wildlife Whisperer was able to gently remove the endearing youngsters and take them to a local wildlife rehabilitator to be prepared for release.
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The Skunk With His Head In The Peanut Butter Jar
One of The Wildlife Whisperer's most popular stories, featured on several national broadcasts, was about a hungry skunk who got his head stuck in a peanut butter jar while searching for something to eat. The Wildlife Whisperer was called in to help - the humane way - without the skunk getting hurt or overly stressed out from the rescue process. The local news covered the rescue and the story spread from there.
The story ended up being covered by the CBS Morning Show, MSNBC News, the BBC and The Bonnie Hunt Show too. It was also featured in an episode on Animal Planet's Weird, True and Freaky television show.
video story about the skunk with his head stuck in a peanut butter jar
Bonnie Hunt challenged Bruha to defend his methods leading to an appearance on her show and drawing attention to how the state laws affect the rescue process. In an interview regarding the story's popularity, Ned Bruha said "it was less dramatic in person than it appeared on the show" How did the rescue end - a little gentle handling and the skunk was soon freed unharmed, happy, and on his way home. Read The Full Story
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Choosing A Wildlife Control Company
A radio interview with Ned Bruha regarding what to look for when choosing a wildlife control professional for your home or property.
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Skunks Invade Sacramento ...
ABC News covered a story about a rise in skunk problems in the Sacramento area during the animal's mating season. Ned Bruha was one of the wildlife experts who provided input for the story.
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Skunks Add To The Sights, And Smells, Of ...
As an expert on skunk control, Ned Bruha contributed to a story covered by NBC News regarding a skunk problem on a golf course in South Dakota, an issue possibly created by local drought issues.

The Animal Planet TV Series
Ned Bruha, The Skunk Whisperer

Ned Bruha says, "One of my biggest mistakes in life was agreeing to get involved with Animal Cruelty Planet and trusting that they had the animals best interest in mind. They could care less about animals anymore, all they care about is money. Their track record proves this and in early 2015 they said that they are going to discontinue "fake reality TV", but continue to air un-educational trash - such as "my show". I am embarrassed to have ever been associated with those wolves in sheep's clothing. They promised they would turn me into the next Steve Irwin, not edit us to be Bozo the clown".

For in-depth coverage on Ned Bruha, please visit our Skunk Whisperer Animal Planet TV Series section for more information ...

Ned Bruha, Skunk Whisperer promo

Other Coverage

As a humane wildlife control expert, Ned Bruha's input is highly valued by news agencies and Ned Bruha has been featured many times in magazines, newspapers and on television, radio, and the internet, in a wide range of stories covering topics from urban foxes to bats invading government buildings. KOTV TV described Ned as "a different breed" and KTUL said, "He has the look of a safari guy, the eyes of a naturalist, and the persona of Ace Ventura meets Dirty Harry. He is The Skunk Whisperer". Flash News, the pop culture wire for media professionals described Ned as ... "Skunk Whisperer "frenemy" to critters. One good ol country boy has molded himself into one the greatest animal "trappers" of all time." Below are some of Bruha's most popular featured stories.
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Feathered Family Doesn't Give a Hoot
An incredible story covered by CBS affiliate Channel 9 in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Skunk Whisperer Chris Greenlee was called in to help when a family of federally protected barn owls were discovered living and raising their young in a residential chimney.
The owls had also been terrorizing the neighborhood, damaging homes with their talons and leaving droppings and a mess in their path. It was a particularly challenging situation for many reasons - there were baby owlets present, the chimney was particularly large and difficult to access, and the owls were federally protected.
two baby barn owls living in a residential chimney
Eventually Greenlee was able to gently evict the birds and give them a nearby owl house to call their own. If you love wildlife, you'll definitely want to read the complete story including background, photos and video.
Wild Goose Chase Ends Successfully
After reading about a goose found in a suburban neighborhood with an arrow shot through its chest, the local Skunk Whisperer® team sprung into action ready to save the goose.
canada goose shot by an arrow
Previous attempts by others to catch the injured bird had been unsuccessful, but after some patient pursuit by Ned and Betsey Bruha, the goose was caught and gently transported to a wildlife rehabber, thankfully expected to live to enjoy another day on the pond.   Read The Full Story
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Bear Necessities - Foyil Woman Awakes To Bear
An Oklahoma woman was awakened in the pre-dawn hours by her dogs to discover a bear in a tree just outside her home. Within hours a team of experts including Ned Bruha had been assembled to help.
bear found in a tree in claremore, oklahoma
Tulsa Zoo personnel tranquilized, captured and treated the bear. Eventually, the bear was transported by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to an undisclosed location and released back into the wild.
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Alva Goes Batty Over Parking Garage ...
Bats in an Alva parking garage recently stirred up quite the controversy among wildlife officials and bat conservationists.
A bank parking garage in the town had become home to over 700 bats, including juveniles. The bank wanted to tear down the building, however, there was a lot of controversy over when and how to do it.
bats in alva parking garage
Bat conservation proponents including Skunk Whisperer Ned Bruha were opposed to the bank's decision resulting in protests and an eventual arrest for Ned Bruha.
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Meet The Skunk Whisperer
Great footage showing Bruha in action as seen on Explore Tulsa. He also does a great job of explaining why his humane methods are superior to the more traditional trap and relocate option.
Ned Bruha being interviewed by Explore Tulsa
Live And Let Live
The prestigious Tulsa People Magazine featured Ned Bruha in their special edition "Living Green" issue, in an interesting article on prevention, Live and Let Live, authored by Ned Bruha himself, covering Oklahoma's troublesome critters and how to prevent them the humane way.
Skunk Whisperer Spots Success
A nice article about Ned Bruha including why Ned chose a career as a wildlife control professional, where the name came from and his upcoming Animal Planet series.
Rabies In Bats Is On The ...
The Tulsa World
An article published by the The Tulsa World in October 2009 about rabies in bats being on the rise in the area. In the article, Wildlife Whisperer Ned Bruha offers his input and expertise on the subject. Please note, that Bruha is misquoted as saying that "Bats can get through holes that are a quarter of an inch wide", but rather, the quote should have stated that bats require a hole that is one quarter by one half inch wide.
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Owl At Tulsa's Mayo Hotel ...
Got owls? This hotel did prior to The Skunk Whisperers gratis arrival. This was a fun, atypical, humane great horned owl removal from the downtown Tulsa historic Mayo Hotel. KOTV was there to film the event, but filming was restricted to outdoors for safety reasons.
Great horned owl
Gone Batty
Ned Bruha was called upon for his professional experience when bats invaded the planning commission building at 212 South Missouri in Claremore, Oklahoma. In the story, he explains the particulars of bat control and the exclusion process. The story also featured his opinion on the dangers of bat guano.
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Attack Of The Squirrels
If the media comes to your home because of the extent of your wildlife problem, it has to be bad. Most folks have an easy, inexpensive solution to their wildlife problems. However, this family had conflicts with both squirrels and woodpeckers. The squirrels were chewing on the electrical wires, and dying in the walls. The woodpeckers had decided to live rent-free in their stucco walls too. KOTV Channel Six was there. Formerly known as Bruha's Nuisance Wildlife Control, this took place immediately before the business name changed to The Skunk Whisperer®, Inc. Because there was more than one active drey in this large home, and because of the floor plan, some trapping was required to avoid territorial killing at their common entry point. There was only one entry exit point for the multiple squirrel families.
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Skunk Whisperer Solves Family's Buzzing Problem
Video of The Skunk Whisperer® coming to the rescue of an Edmond homeowner with bees in their walls.
Bats In Oklahoma School Building
The Tulsa World
Ned Bruha was asked to help when over 750 bats were discovered in a northwestern Oklahoma school.
Skunks Invade Properties Around ...
News Channel 9 interview regarding the skunks around Lake Hefner.
skunk sighting
Skunks Are Plentiful And Raising A Stink ...
"Skunks are plentiful and raising a stink in central Oklahoma this year"
Mild Weather Leads To Baby Boom ... Of Skunks
A look at a boom in the baby skunk population due to mild weather.
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