Sunday , 22 April 2018

Stuart J’s Lens: Michael Beran Chases His Passion – `I Like to Catch Animals’

By Stuart J. Pearlman, TSB Staff

Back in the mid-1980’s Timothy Hutton and Sean Penn starred in a movie entitled The Falcon & the Snowman and introduced the general public to a variety of interesting and sometimes dangerous hobbies. Perhaps the most fascinating was Hutton’s portrayal as a Falconer.

The only place I have ever seen a real-life Falconer is at the Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie. But I had never met one, until now.

I have met Michael Beran.

Michael is a Falconer. He is also one of the owners of A All Animal Control and is living his dream. After stints as a nuclear weapons technician, cell phone salesman when they still weighed close to three pounds, and VP of a construction company, Michael started doing what he did best – chasing animals.

Not unlike most areas in North Texas, Collin County has its fair share of snakes, armadillos, rats and even beavers. Michael’s expertise is rooted in his Louisiana upbringing and he is keeping very busy helping out our friends and neighbors in and around McKinney. He claims that in most cases his services are required only once because he is that good at getting rid of the problem!

If varmints are lurking around your house and you need to contact Michael or his partners Mark and Susan Griffin, here are the details:


Learn a bit more about Michael by clicking on the video below. And be sure to watch until the bitter end because the interview would not have been compete without featuring his Eurasian Eagle Owl, Boba Fett. 

Stuart J’s Lens provides the opportunity to get to know some of the more interesting people and personalities in and around McKinney. If you think you have a story to tell, or know someone that does, send me an email at and tell me all about it.

About the Author
Stuart J. Pearlman is a Marketing and Communications Consultant living in McKinney.  His video column, Stuart J’s Lens can be seen weekly on  Follow Stuart of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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