Just last week we received a call from a local game warden. Some workers in Trinity were clearing some property and came across an injured bald eagle on the ground. One of our rehabbers went out to pick the bird up and transport him to one of our vet partners (Pets Paw in Conroe). The eagle has a broken wing, so his wing was wrapped to prevent further injury.
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As we move into late spring and the weather continues to heat up, we are extremely busy at the center with all manner of animals. Many of the baby squirrels and bunnies we took in earlier in the spring have been released or are approaching release age. Kudos to all of our new rehabbers for successfully raising their first babies! Many of the baby opossums are also nearing release age. It is always exciting, and also a little sad, when we release the babies we have raised. Songbirds and baby raptors are also keeping us busy. Baby raccoons have been coming in steadily
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