North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Elastic coon.

Here is yet another example of the harm we cause some animals with our garbage!! This juvenile coon was visiting a woman's porch for a meal with a sibling when she noticed he needed some serious help. He had a large elastic stuck around his midriff.
Luckily she was able to trap him and get him in to be helped.

The elastic was removed, the wound cleaned and antibiotics given and the little guy was brought back to his sibling and home. He has continued to visit his benefactor and she reports he is doing well!
It is unknown how the elastic got on the poor thing.....hard to believe someone could have gotten close enough to have done it purposely, but if they had gotten hold of him when he was young enough it's a possibility. It was obviously on there for a while! Regardless, this was one of the lucky ones spared a very horrible death out there!

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