This is the black faze of a red Fox found in Hailey. He suffered serious damage to his right front leg after being hit by a car. After several visits to two different Veterinarians, we are hopeful, but cautious about his recovery.
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.
On the Fourth of July 2015, we received a call from a gentleman in Wyoming who noticed an injured Badger along the road. He managed to pick it up and take it to the vet.
May 30, 2015 we received a call from homeowner Christine McMullen about these two fawns that had been in her yard several hours with no sign of the mother. We instructed Christine to observe from afar and if mom didn’t come back by shortly after dark to please contact us again. Christine was a nervous wreck over these babies, especially the one on the rocks that looked ‘splayed out’ and possibly injured. Christine nervously bided her time and sure enough, Mama doe came back and retrieved her twins a bit after dusk. Thank you Christine for your patience, caring and beautiful photography.