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May 4, 2020

On April 30, a male fledgling Bald Eagle was admitted to the Wildlife Center from Virginia Beach. The eaglet came from an active nest on Linkhorn Bay; part of the nest fell out of the tree on April 29, and one of the two young Bald Eaglets fell with it. The bird was not quite ready to start actively flying, and the eaglet was not able to be safely re-nested, so he was taken to a local permitted wildlife rehabilitator prior to being transferred to the Center. 

May 1, 2020

On April 29, the rehabilitation team was able to successfully trap Pink Tag out of Black Bear yard #1! They baited the live trap with Chick-fil-A, and after days of evading the team, Pink Tag was down the tree and in the trap within 30 minutes. 

April 30, 2020

Black Racer #20-0271 spend the first half of April recovering from the abrasions sustained when it was caught in garden netting at the end of March. Unfortunately, during the second half of April, the snake's condition started deteriorating; the snake was quieter, and the racer's skin issues appeared to be worsening. The veterinary team started the snake on a course of antibiotics. Sadly, the snake was found dead in its enclosure on April 26. 

April 30, 2020

Our tiniest Box Turtle patient continues to live in Reptile Room, where it receives hearty meals from the rehabilitation team, and is soaked in a shallow bath twice a week to maintain hydration. 

This patient continues to eat well, and has gained weight -- almost quadrupling in size since admission!  Upon admission, the turtle weighed 8.45 grams and now weighs just under 34 grams.

This turtle's stay at the Center has been otherwise unremarkable, and the staff are just awaiting appropriate spring weather after May 1 to return to the wild.

April 30, 2020

On April 28, another Black Bear cub was admitted to the Wildlife Center -- taking the current cub count up to 13! The female cub was found alone and crying in Dickenson County on April 24; a private citizen took the cub home and fed it evaporated milk throughout the weekend. On Monday, April 27, the cub was taken first to a local veterinary clinic and then transferred to Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke. 

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