Wildlife Patient Stories

Baby Skunk with Her Nose in a Rat Trap

Imagine how much it would hurt to have your nose stuck in the jaws of a rat trap!That’s exactly what happened to this young skunk.At this age, young skunks, foxes…

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Owlets at WildCare

It’s raining owlets at WildCare!Every year we admit a few Great Horned Owlets, and once in a while we’ll have a fluffy baby Northern Spotted Owl arrive at the Wildlife…

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Baby Birds at WildCare

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, and in WildCare’s Birdroom our staff and volunteers have many reasons to appreciate the work that mother (and father!) songbirds do to raise their young.Our…

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First Fawn of 2023 — Reunited!

Every spring WildCare admits a number of animals, usually fawns and baby jackrabbits, that have been “kidnapped” by well-meaning people who found them alone and assumed they needed help. In…

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Dealing with Avian Influenza in the Wildlife Hospital

Watch our team weigh and test one of 12 newly-admitted Mallard ducklings in the video above! You may be wondering about the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AKA “Bird Flu” or…

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Baby Great Horned Owl Fallen From Nest

Just as Wildlife Baby Season starts, the recent chain of historically powerful storms in our region has caused an unprecedented number of downed trees – many of them host to…

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Tiny Baby Brush Rabbit in Care at WildCare

Jackrabbits, despite having the word “rabbit” in their name, are actually hares and give birth to precocial young. This means baby jackrabbits open their eyes and can run and jump…

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First Baby Squirrels of 2023

When the first baby squirrels arrive at WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital in mid-February, we know it’s going to be a busy Baby Season.Usually we admit our first tiny, pink baby squirrels…

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Glue Trap Rat

Rat #0925 arrived at WildCare helplessly stuck to a glue trap.  The homeowner had set the trap for this very purpose– to catch a rat, but witnessing the cruel and…

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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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