Wildlife Patient Stories

Rattlesnake Stuck to a Glue Trap

This rattlesnake got stuck on a glue trap and would have died a slow and painful death if he hadn’t been rescued. NEVER use glue traps! They are indiscriminate killers…

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Wildlife in Autumn

What’s happening with wildlife this fall? Here are a few of the questions our Living with Wildlife Hotline operators are responding to right now: 1. “My neighbors have decorated their…

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Skunk with Her Head Trapped in a Cinder Block

What is it with skunks getting their heads stuck in things? Skunks frequently get their heads stuck in cups, jars, and especially in narrow-mouthed Yoplait yogurt containers. One of WildCare’s ongoing advocacy issues is to encourage consumers to not buy Yoplait in the cone-shaped cup because of the risk of animals getting the cups stuck on their heads.

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Squirrel Release Site Criteria

WildCare is having a VERY busy second baby squirrel season with over 80 babies currently in care! Once these babies have grown up, we need safe and appropriate release sites…

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Squirrel Dentition

 Fall 2020: It’s raining squirrels This year’s second brood of baby squirrels continues to arrive at WildCare in record numbers! Last year, from August 1 – September 10, 2019…

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Vladimir the Turkey Vulture

Behind the Scenes with Vladimir the Turkey Vulture – July 15, 2020 While everyone was sheltering in place the past months, Vladimir, WildCare’s Wildlife Ambassador Turkey Vulture, was doing some…

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Famous Osprey Recovering at WildCare

   As you probably know, WildCare doesn’t name our Wildlife Hospital patients (not least because we admit over 3,500 of them a year!) but this fledgling Osprey arrived already…

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Baby Gray Fox Survives Cold Water Swim

Rescuer Matt took this video of the fox kit on his family’s swim mat as they waited for transportation to WildCare. The weeks-old Gray Fox kit was probably playing with…

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Happy Father’s Day – Raptor Reunite

This young Red-shouldered Hawk toppled from his nest high in a eucalyptus tree during the high winds that hit our region last week. At this age he should be practicing…

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Watch for Wildlife!

As Shelter-in-Place Restrictions Lift, Watch for Wildlife! WildCare’s Wildlife Hospital has been incredibly busy during the COVID-19 pandemic. On just one day last week, we admitted 38 animals needing our…

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