Last Update - 06/06/19
CLASS OF 1997 COMES TO A CLOSE !
Well, as 1997 fades into 1998 the Nursery's Class of 1997 comes to a close..... Because there never seems to be an end to the arrival of injured or orphaned wild babies, only the calendar can be used to determine the end of a Nursery Year....
As of this date, 5 Opossums, 2 Raccoons, 10 Grey Squirrels, and 6 Flying Squirrels remain in our full time care. Most will remain through the winter months and be released in early spring to insure the best chance of survival.... The physical condition of Arnie the Raccoon and one grey squirrel may prevent them from being able to survive in the wild and therefore may not be released.
Though all our little friends didn't survive, 14 Opossums, 5 Grey Squirrels, and 3 Raccoons are happy in the freedom of the wooded areas around our home that without human intervention, would not be alive today.
Dixie and I are rewarded for our efforts every day we see the squirrels playing in the trees and especially, each evening as the sun sets and the nocturnal opossums and raccoons gather on our deck for the nightly buffet .... Now that's what it's all about...
Dixie and I would like to express our appreciation to those kind people who found these orphans and took the time to find us. Because of your efforts, these babies of nature will have a fighting chance to survive.
If you find an orphaned or injured wild creature, and you have enough love in your heart to help, please 1st be very careful not to injure the animal further, protect yourself from scratches and bites, seek out a WildLife Rehabilitators, Veterinarian, The Department Of Natural Resources, or if all else fails, call the State Wildlife Department.
WildLife Rehabilitators generally specialize in one or two types of creatures. Please follow this link to my list of WildLife Contacts that can help you.
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