Our first Canada gosling of season. He was an early baby and we had no goose families with babies his age in which to integrate him. We finally got him adopted by the adults you see in photo. He has been checked on and is doing great.
This beaver had been mauled by a dog at least a week or more before it came to us. This poor animal’s hind end and the base of its tail were severely infected from old bite wounds. The beaver was quite thin and dehydrated. Septic shock had set in and he wasn’t going to regain use of his ‘mighty’ tail if he could have beat the infection. A sad scenario, but he had to be euthanized. Dogs running near the river or other wetlands need to be watched closely so as not to harass nor injure wildlife.
We received this female Brazilian free-tailed bat (also commonly called Mexican free-tailed) in early Apr ’14. It was only the third free-tail found in Idaho, which makes it pretty special and exciting. It was found grounded out by the penitentiary more than likely on its spring migration. At 9 gms, it was a bit underweight, but not surprisingly due possible weight loss during migration. Our weather here was still a bit cool, therefore a lack of insects could further deplete her fat reserves. Her pelage was a bit rough and disheveled. By release time in May, she had gained a whopping two grams, flew beautifully and with our warmer weather; she was taken back out to where she was found originally and released to continue on her journey to Arizona, California or wherever she was headed back in mid-April.
Juvenile raccoon hanging by both hands from trap attached to patio arbor.
Dangles has been recuperating at AIDA since her terrifying ordeal in September 2015. She is showing great signs of improvement. While both of her hands peeled, the injuries are healing. Looks like she will soon be released with her friend Rocky in May 2016.
The story below is told in first person by AIDA volunteer, Paul Martin on July 25, 2015:
This is about a 9 year old snake caught in netting for birds.”