Be free little bandits!

Last weekend Steve and I got to do one of my favorite things about volunteering at WildCare. We got to release some patients. Specifically, we got to release 6 orphaned raccoons that had grown into burly, strapping adolescents. We found a great location for them in the woods near a creek, and not all that …

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Feeding Time for the Golden Eagle

The golden eagle was still at WildCare on Sunday and we got a couple of pictures this time. That’s me feeding it. Steve is holding it, even though you can’t see him. I should note that the eagle has a pelvic injury that prevents it from grasping mice with its talons and self-feeding. This is …

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Raccoons in the News

Oh those wacky raccoons. They can cause trouble. Steve pointed me to this story about a raccoon in Cyprus who caused a major power outage after surviving an 11,000 volt electric shock. Poor fella is facing deportation! And Melanie supplied this fine example of a stupid human getting exactly what he deserved. This dufus set …

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A really crappy day at WildCare

Apart from my squeamishness with blood and all things medical, one of the reasons I never pursued my childhood desire to be a veterinarian was that I didn’t think I could deal with euthanizing animals. It’s never really been a huge problem at WildCare because I’ve never questioned the necessity for some of the animals …

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“Nazi Raccoons” in a “Furry Blitzkrieg”?

Thanks to JoLynn for this amusing, but strange, article. As many of you know, Steve and I do foster care for raccoons and have become quite fond of the buggers. We love hearing stories about how smart they are. Once, when discussing ways of keeping wild animals out of yards (like anyone would want to), …

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