During my rehabilitation externship at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, I learned that people struggle to understand and connect with snakes, a reptile commonly seen in our state. As an extern, I worked hands-on with non-releasable education snakes as well as patient snakes, which undergo rehabilitation with the intent of being returned to the wild. Working with snakes made me realize that, even I -- an animal lover -- initially struggled to warm up to these cold-blooded creatures.
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When I count my blessings from 2018, and those of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, I put our generous donors at the top of that list.
My job gives me the opportunity to make better this country (U.S.), my country (Mexico), and the world, doing good, fair, beneficial, and true meaningful things for wildlife.
The fourth best part of the day was the Big Fish version of how the day ended ...
It’s hard to pick the best part of working at The Wildlife Center: the animals or the people.
After the release, things went … much less smoothly.
Was there a chance he was putting them on “our” perch … for me?
In some ways, part of my work at the Wildlife Center is being a boiler tender.
Because of my love for the “under-dogs”, people will often question, “Why do you bother rehabilitating something that is so common, like a squirrel or a duck or crow?”
The highlight of my time volunteering at the Wildlife Center during 2018 most certainly was being trained to handle Grayson, the Broad-winged Hawk.