Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
After running around the outside of the pen for a while it was time to let loose and play in the trees!
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Out filling the feeders one day and Tosser was more than happy to see mom. On crappy days he seems to hole up in the den box on the top platform so when he hears me he pops out to say Hi (and in this case more like "take me back home pleeeeeese!") LOL
There are ton's of moms and kits spending lots of time at the feeding station. More like a social gathering place as well for playgroups with the kits. Red, Belle and Lexi were hanging out there together with more kits running around than I could count!
LOL! Apparently social hour is tiring on everyone! The whole crew on the top platform is out like a light! They obviously know they are safe here....and have one mom staying awake as the look out!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
He was VERY lucky...one was dangerously close to his eye, and there were 2 inside his mouth! It's a wonder he was actually still eating out there!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Willie was all over the hammock when he discovered it!!What a fun toy!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
....and just climbing all over the place. Although Phoenix (left) is a bit younger than the other 2, she certainly has no problem keeping up with them!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
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!
Saturday, July 11, 2009
SQUEAMISH PEOPLE STOP HERE......AND GO TO LAST PARAGRAPH
The babies were with their dead mother. She had been dead at least a couple days, but even in death she managed to save her kids. They were old enough to be eating solid food and they ended up surviving by eating her. As a result they were in very good shape when I got them and are now settled in with various (and better!) foods....puppy chow, yogurt, eggs, chicken wings and formula for starters. All eating well with good appetites!
Below is the picture of the dead mother....look closely at her neck. The plastic container stuck around her neck is possibly what led to her eventual demise but I have to admit, it was very disgusting and I was more concerned with getting the babies out of there and didn't investigate it too closely.
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Another sad example of how our trash affects other living things! These babies were lucky-she survived long enough to get them to where they were eating solid foods. Others are not always so lucky, many dying long painful deaths that are followed by the slow starving deaths of their babies when they are not old enough to be on their own.
Please remember this when throwing out your garbage!! Skunks have short stubby legs that are not very powerful so when they get things stuck on their heads it is almost impossible for them to get it off without help! Those that are found and assisted are the lucky ones, other's like this mom are not so lucky, but this time her kids were....
Friday, July 10, 2009
Mary's also got a couple more cute little ground hogs in the mix too...as well as a few skunks that were too camera shy!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
...then fed and played with the babies for a while.