The Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Wish List

10,000 Birds

I wish people would start appreciating the misunderstood animals out there, like snakes and opossums,” wrote Elissa in New York. A hot tub for my sore muscles,” wrote Sigrid in Colorado. “A It’s August, and first on the menu is: Fried Rehabber. Summer is high season. The general public is out and about, birds and animals are raising their young, and human/wildlife interaction is at its peak.

Wildlife Rehabilitator War Wounds

10,000 Birds

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 It was swollen and sore for two weeks.”. Injured wildlife are not the most cooperative of patients. Most of them think we’re trying to eat them, not help them. Frightened and defensive, they react accordingly.