Great Horned Owl Babies

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After a couple days of feeding, this healthy guy was re-nested with another family group.
A not so good Mother’s Day for two pre-fledgling Great Horned Owlets!

Two Great Horned Owlets came into us on May 8th.   One of them was very thin and had a deep puncture wound in the side of his head and ear area which was infested with maggots.  They had already started feeding on the live tissue.  Unfortunately, this little guy had to be euthanized, but its sibling was re-nested with another family group.

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Sadly, this little guy was too far gone to save.

Little Brown Bat‏

This female came to us in mid- April and the weather was still iffy.  I kept her about a week and a half until the weather warmed up and there were plenty of insects.   She was released back at the site in which she was found.

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Little Brown Bat – Size Comparison to a Q-tip

Worldwide there are close to 100 species of mouse-eared bats, all belonging to the genus Myotis.  Only 15 of these occur in North America, north of Mexico.

The Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus), is the most common mouse-eared bat in Canada and the northern two-thirds of the U.S.  They can catch as many as 600 mosquitoes an hour.
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Enjoying a Mealworm

Coyote Pups Tragic Beginning…‏

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Tragic beginning and partially happy ending for these three orphans.

These three 6 week old Coyote pups (2 males, 1 female) had a rough start.  On Apr 27th, a homeowner turned on his irrigation and these three pups were washed out along with their mother.  The kindhearted man caught the almost drowned babies and saw the mother run back into the culvert.  They took the entire culvert apart and found the mom inside, who had unfortunately drown.  No other babies were seen, so it may seem odd mom would go back in and not come out.  They are one of the most wary,  timid,  skittish and fearful animals we rehab.  Due to their hundreds of years of being maliciously trapped, they are very suspicious and it is next to impossible to live trap them.  A sad ending for their mom, but these three will get their second chance at life.  Coyote pups stay with their parents until late fall.

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Pre-Juvenile Deer Mouse

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April 21st, this pre-juvenile Deer mouse was found inside an elementary school the morning after they had the building sprayed for spiders.  She was a bit wobbly on her hind legs according to the teacher that contacted us and she was worried that the mouse had possibly been poisoned.  Mousey was a little shaky for the first 24 hours, but is doing fine and is ready for release the week of May 8th.

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