“That boy is about as sharp as a bowlin’ ball”

Over the last 5 years of volunteering at WildCare, I have done things that I never would have believed I had the stomach for. I have given shots, sutured a gash in an opossum, cleaned up pounds of raccoon poop in one fell swoop, disemboweled various food items, and cleaned deep, superating puncture wounds. Honestly, …

Continue reading ‘“That boy is about as sharp as a bowlin’ ball”’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Be free little bandits!’ »

A Tale of Two Volunteer Gigs

WildCare held its annual Nature Lovers Ball fundraiser last weekend. Steve and I get to go mainly because Steve is WildCare’s tech guru; he makes their multimedia presentations go off without a hitch. I get to go because: a) In the past, I have helped set up equipment and manned the video camera b) I’m …

Continue reading ‘A Tale of Two Volunteer Gigs’ »

2006 – And a Raccoon in a Pine Tree, or, Up a Tree Without a Parachute

Oh, gentle readers, how the year has flown by. I can scarcely believe that the time has come for me to sit down and write the Holiday Lettre. And yet, as busy as this year as been, there seems to be a scarcity of worthwhile stories to share. With our lengthy commute eating up most …

Continue reading ‘2006 – And a Raccoon in a Pine Tree, or, Up a Tree Without a Parachute’ »

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 …

Continue reading ‘Feeding Time for the Golden Eagle’ »