One morning in early December, I noticed the bears were very intrigued by something and as I got closer, I saw the opossum scurrying across the yard toward a tree.
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I took a couple of steps back to look up, and almost jumped at what I saw: an adult Great Horned Owl looking down at me!
My experience with American Toad #21-2924 was rewarding not only because I learned a lot about treating toads, but also because I was able to participate in every phase of his treatment.
So … for this year’s recollection, I’m going to share my memories of a wonderful, ordinary day in 2021.
As I continue to work with these birds and the rest of the ambassador team, I look forward to further building our relationships of mutual trust, and learning more from all they have to teach me.
The field can be fraught with a lot of emotional fatigue and burnout. For these reasons, I often find myself making the most out of every little thing that goes right, and celebrating each small victory as a success.
This was a surreal moment, and I will forever look back at this instance as the true beginning of my newly found and cherished career path—the experience that separates the before and the after.
We’ve made a lot of progress in our four months together; we also have a long way to go. The process has been challenging, rewarding, frustrating, fun, and many other things.
This case is important to me for many reasons.
In the course of the last year, working on many projects, the Center and I made a friend in Lantz’s project superintendent Tony.