Dr. Mark Smith will present tips, tactics, and strategies for removing feral hogs from your property, and SFWS staff member John Estrada will roast a pig at this come-and-go event.
Meet at SFWS Tent at Weagle Woods at the corner of Lem Morrison and Donahue Drive.
“Get Ticked Off About Lyme Disease” and join us on September 11th from 10-2pm on the Ginn Concourse (rain location: Haley Center Lobby). Learn about ticks, the illnesses they carry, why you should care, and what you can do to prevent getting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Enjoy FREE refreshments, giveaways, and fun! Anyone who spends time outdoors or has pets and children that do should attend.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the US and it is found worldwide. People and pets have been infected with it in all US states and every year hundreds of thousands of new cases emerge. Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria that is carried and transmitted by black-legged ticks in the Eastern part of the US. It is transmitted when an infected tick bites a human or pet and remains attached for around 36 hours. Ticks are picked up by humans and pets who spend time in outdoor, tick-infested areas. Ticks’ small size makes them difficult to detect, and their ability to hold on tight makes them very effective at transmitting the disease. Lyme disease symptoms vary from person to person and often imitate the symptoms of other illnesses, causing it to be misdiagnosed or left unrecognized. Untreated, this disease can cause neurologic, cardiac, arthritic, and psychiatric problems in infected individuals. Ticks are very common in the south, and Lyme disease is a threat to all who spend time outdoors. We hope this event will help spread the word about ticks and Lyme disease and educate people on how to recognize the signs of infection and ways to prevent acquiring the debilitating disease.
Join us 3 hours before kickoff at the annual Homecoming BBQ for food, fun, and Auburn Family. (Disregard the time listed above, which is a placeholder.) We have lots of family-friendly activities planned again, like last year’s photo booth, face painting, and reptile encounters. Check out a few photos from last year’s event here: https://sfwsphotos.shutterfly.com/pictures/494