Archive Patients

Eastern Ratsnake #17-2722

In early December, a private citizen found a wounded Eastern Ratsnake in her basement. She believed the snake’s wound wasn’t significant and released the snake into her barn. A week later, she discovered the snake again and the wound looked worse; on December 11, she brought the snake to the Wildlife Center for care.

Fauquier County Bald Eagle

PATIENT:  Bald Eagle, #11-2673

LOCATION OF RESCUE:  Fauquier County, Virginia

CIRCUMSTANCE OF ADMISSION:   Found unable to fly

ADMISSION DATE:  December 29, 2011

Red-tailed Hawk Releases

This winter the Wildlife Center has admitted many Red-tailed Hawks from across Virginia.   After weeks/months of treatment and care, many of these hawks are being  cleared for release by the Center veterinary staff.  Hawks in this "Red-tailed Round-up" include:

Golden Eagle #18-0001

On December 29, a private citizen in Smyth County found a Golden Eagle down in a cow pasture, unable to fly. The eagle was easily captured and taken to a wildlife rehabilitator, who took the eagle to a local animal hospital for radiographs. The bird was then taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke for treatment of a severe wing laceration; the eagle came to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on January 1 and was admitted as 18-0001 – the first patient of 2018!

Tracking CP93

On November 23, 2016, a mature male Bald Eagle was released at Chippokes Plantation State Park in Surry, Virginia. The eagle was rescued in Portsmouth in early October 2016. Read more about the eagle’s history and rehabilitation here. Prior to release, the eagle was fitted with a GPS transmitter.

Bald Eagle #17-2731

On December 12, a mature male Bald Eagle was found down on the ground at James River State Park; the bird had severe injuries on his face and seemed unable to see. The bird was captured and transported to the Wildlife Center that same day.

Bald Eagle #17-2740

On December 16, a Bald Eagle was found down in a field in Culpeper County; the bird was unable to fly and was able to be captured. The bird transported to the Wildlife Center the following afternoon. This is the 55th Bald Eagle admitted to the Center in 2017. 

Bald Eagle #17-1993

On July 31, the Wildlife Center admitted a mature male Bald Eagle that was found in the water in Westmoreland County. The eagle was initially rescued and taken to a local wildlife rehabilitator before he was transported and admitted to the Wildlife Center.

Bald Eagle #17-2469

On September 26, a mature male Bald Eagle was found in a backyard in Poquoson, Virginia. Permitted wildlife rehabilitator Tommy White was able to capture the bird and provided initial treatment before he transported the eagle to the Wildlife Center the following day.

White-tailed Deer Fawns of 2017

On May 18, the Center received its first deer fawn of 2017 -- officially kicking off "fawn season".

An infant male White-tailed Deer was admitted to the Center as patient #17-0996 after he was orphaned. His mother was hit by a car on May 14, and the fawn was found trying to cross a highway in Montgomery County.