Wildlife Patient Stories

Cedar Waxwing Recovers at WildCare

Migratory Songbirds and Windows This Cedar Waxwing was brought to WildCare after being found on the ground. Cedar Waxwings are migratory songbirds that travel in large flocks. Their high-pitched whistling…

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Compost Raccoon Recovers at WildCare

San Rafael homeowners found this young female raccoon, wet, cold and shivering, in their compost bin after a rainy and stormy night. She must have scented something edible in the…

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Great Horned Owl Tangled in Soccer Net

Almost every autumn, WildCare admits one or two Great Horned Owls that have gotten tangled in soccer nets.This happens to young birds that are still developing their hunting skills. The…

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HPAI Detected in Canada Goose at WildCare

In mid-October, WildCare admitted a Canada Goose from Corte Madera with vision problems.The bird had wandered into an intersection, where the crossing guard on duty attempted to escort him across…

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Oak Titmice Caught in Glue Trap

An Oak Titmouse is a small, tufted songbird. Commonly seen at birdfeeders, titmice make birdwatchers smile with their outsized attitudes and fluffed cockades.No one would ever intend to trap and…

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Squirrels are great moms!

This baby fox squirrel and her four siblings must have been very confused and frightened when the sound of buzzing chainsaws was followed by a sudden drop that left their…

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Beating the Heat in the Wildlife Hospital

When the temperatures rise, things really heat up around WildCare!Our outdated facility doesn’t have air conditioning (and our circuits can’t handle the power load to run AC units), so our…

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Never Use Glue Traps!

Help Stop the Use of Glue Traps In July of 2022, WildCare’s Alison Hermance gave a presentation about the horrors of glue traps to the San Francisco Commission of Animal…

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Great Horned Owlet Returns to His Parents’ Care

This baby Great Horned Owl fell from his nest during high winds. Fortunately he was uninjured, so we activated the Raptor Reunite Team to return him to his owl parents’ care!

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Opossum Opocalypse April 2022

If you like fun vocabulary words, you’ll probably enjoy knowing that a group of opossums is called a “passel.”At WildCare this month, we have far exceeded a passel of opossums.…

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