Though the Wildlife Center was closed to the public this year, there was no shortage of visitors around the Center grounds.
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The best way that I found these little adventures was volunteering to transport and release many of our patients this spring, summer, and fall.
As a newer member of the WCV team, I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to see how the Center works to help animals from both the perspective of a rescuer and an employee.
Critter Nation, this one’s for you.
One patient that sticks out in my mind of all patients admitted so far this year is Snapping Turtle #20-1715. Any aquatic turtle we house at the Center can be a bit of a challenge, simply for the set-up they require and the space it takes to house them.
Back in February, I never would’ve thought that this is the way our new project would go, but now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This EASO (Eastern Screech-Owl) did great the entire time! Pulse? Check. Pressures? Check. Breathing throughout surgery? Check. Breathing throughout final radiographs? Check again.
While many unexpected events happened this year, there are plenty of great memories that I can look back on. One memory that stands out most to me is my first intake of a female Eastern Hog-nosed Snake.
In a year that turned routine upside down, there was one place I could count on seeing a smile, hearing encouraging words, and walk away with my heart (and car) full!
This will help our Center illustrate the danger that lead toxicity poses to raptors; if even just one person that hears what happened makes the change to prevent lead from getting into the environment, then it might even save another eagle’s life.