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Patient 75,000: Great Horned Owlet #18-0232

On March 29, a private citizen saw two young Great Horned Owl chicks on a street in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The owlets’ nest had fallen from the tree; animal control responded to the scene but could only find one chick, which was sitting near a mailbox. The owlet was taken to a permitted rehabilitator and was examined at a veterinary clinic. The owl had a bruised keel and stomach and suspected internal bleeding.

Red Fox kit #18-0207

On March 26, a female Red Fox kit was rescued after her nest was destroyed in a construction area. As concrete was broken up, the young fox inhaled the dust and was in respiratory distress. The rescuer brought the fox kit to the Wildlife Center, where she was admitted as patient #18-0207.

Black Bear yearling 18-0222

A yearling male Black Bear was admitted to the Wildlife Center on March 29 – the first bear of 2018! A citizen in Bland County saw the thin yearling hanging out in the same area for a few days and reported the bear to the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries; a biologist responded to the call and was able to trap the bear and bring him to the Wildlife Center.

Bald Eagle #17-2705

On December 1, a citizen in Charles City County saw a mature Bald Eagle on the ground, unable to fly. The Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries was called, and an officer responded to the scene and was able to capture the eagle and take it to a permitted wildlife rehabilitator in the area. The following morning, the rehabilitator noted a wound on the eagle's wing; it appeared as though the eagle self-inflicted the wound during the night in the crate.

Bald Eagle #18-0139

On March 7, the Wildlife Center admitted juvenile Bald Eagle #18-0139 - the sixth eagle admitted in two days.

The eagle was rescued in Newport News, Virginia after someone saw it in a ditch by the airport, likely after it was hit by a car. The bird was initially brought to a nearby veterinarian for assessment before it was transferred to the Center for treatment.

Black Bear cub #17-2065 [Double Orange]

On August 8, an officer with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries brought an orphaned male cub from Patrick County to the Wildlife Center. The cub was bright, alert, and feisty and weighed in at 9.6 kg. Dr. Alexa, one of the Center’s veterinary interns, examined the cub, and found him to be mildly dehydrated, but otherwise healthy. Radiographs and blood work were within normal limits. The bear was given fluids and Dr.

Black Bear cub #17-2035 [Double Yellow]

On August 5, a Black Bear cub was found under a bridge beside a road in Roanoke County, Virginia. It appeared as though the cub was hit by a vehicle; no sow was seen in the area. The bear was taken to the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center for stabilization and overnight care before he was transported to the Wildlife Center the next morning.

Black Bear cub #17-0760

During the last week of April, a citizen who was kayaking in Alleghany County saw a lone bear cub on a river bank. The finder took some photos and consulted the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF). Biologists asked the finder if she'd be willing to go out by kayak again days later to look for the lone cub; she did, and was able to capture the cub.

Black Bear cub #17-0745 [Pink Tag]

On May 2, the wildlife veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries delivered two Black Bear cubs to the Wildlife Center. One cub, #17-0745, was a female cub from Wise County, Virginia. The history on the cub is unclear, though it was found on the weekend of April 30.

Black Bear cub #17-0744 [Yellow Tag]

On May 2, the wildlife veterinarian with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries delivered two Black Bear cubs to the Wildlife Center. One cub, #17-0744, was a male cub found walking down the side of the road in Wythe County, Virginia.

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