We are continuing to see injured raptors, and have taken in several red-tailed hawks recently. Some have been struck by cars, others have been found on the ground, underweight and dehydrated.
Spring is off to a running start at the center. We've been seeing lots of babies, mostly squirrels and bunnies, but the first baby raccoon has already come in as well. This little squirt was found on February 18. She was rushed to a local Banfield Veterinary Clinic (her rescuers thinking they had found a newborn puppy). Surprise! She was brand new, probably only two days old, and weighed a whoppin
Babies are starting to come in even though the calendar still says "winter". Squirrels seem to be a bit ahead of schedule, probably due to the warmer weather and rain we've been having. Baby squirrels are born blind, deaf, and hairless and are called pinkies. Their ears gradually open and eyes open at around five weeks of age. This little guy at the right is around five days old (he came in with his umbilical cord stump still attached). Ma
Had a bit of a set back with our little Nick. He started spiking a fever last Thursday (Jan.
We had another full and exciting week at the center. The barred owl at the left is currently recuperating in our care. He was apparently struck by a car, was on the ground, and then attacked by a hawk (talk about having a bad day!). A kind passerby chased the hawk away and brought the owl to us. He has some head trauma and will need time and supportive care to gain his stre
It has been a very busy week for Friends! We took in several injured squirrels, raptors, and this little guy. He has a sad story, but hopefully is on his way to a happier life. He is a juvenile, probably born this past spring. He was rescued by a kind lady who witnessed him being attacked by dogs. She chased the dogs off, and was then surprised when he didn't run away, but rather approached her. He seemed very tame to her, so she took him h
Our work never stops. Our first intake of the year is this adult male Kestrel (a falcon.) He was found in the middle of Hwy 105 in Montgomery and came to us on January 1.
This was an incredibly eventful year for Friends of Texas Wildlife, full of highs and lows.