Calling all animal lovers!

4 The Love Of Animals

Erubbermaids “Roughneck” homes create the perfect winter sanctuary for feral cats Opossums, raccoons and skunks. Erubbermaid “Roughneck” homes offers protection from the elements. Other animals, like opossums, are more used to the cold but will take advantage of the spiffy new digs as well. For cold windy areas added protection from wind or other elements may be needed.

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Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

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Wildlife rehabilitators have an arsenal of equipment and techniques we use to protect ourselves. I was wearing the lead x-ray apron and heavy raptor gloves, so I thought I was protected. When I rescued a mother opossum and her babies from a trashcan full of filthy water, she bit my finger,” said Bettina Bowers. And it wasn’t even the opossum, it was the nasty water.”. “My Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients.

The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

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Out of over 30 respondents, almost everyone wanted money for better facilities, paid staff, on-call veterinarians, emergency vehicles, food, and protected land – from Terry and Lindsay in California to Cindy in Michigan, from Sally in Kentucky to Mickie in South Dakota, and Lisa and Lia in New York. I wish people would start appreciating the misunderstood animals out there, like snakes and opossums,” wrote Elissa in New York.

Week 8: Wrapping up the South Island, and more!

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As previously discussed, the Department of Conservation, along with a lot of help from the private sector, and a huge number of volunteers, are working to protect the vulnerable species from the imported pests. Zealandia is one of those areas, where an entire valley has been set aside, with a rodent/weasel/opossum proof fence all the way around it. Our trip thru the South Island of New Zealand, is coming to a close, and in finishing the trip, we complete a “figure 8” pattern.

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