Two week old baby squirrel. Found on ground with superficial injuries and very parched skin, therefore the shiny ‘Vaseline’ coat.
I added a small baby jar lid for size comparison.
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.