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.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Finally! The boys big release!

Free at last!!! I finally downloaded the pictures of the release. Sorry it took soooooo long, but it's been more than crazy around here.
The boys are out in the big world and loving it! It didn't take long for Cooper, Chester and Laurie's 2 boys to take advantage of it either. Bama and Boston, the ARL coon that overwintered after getting his foot stuck in the crook of a tree, were too skittish around me to come out while I was there. As you can see, the other 4 were having oh so much fun!! The pictures speak for themselves!

Chester, Cooper and my buddy,Mr. Attitude, have been hanging around since. They have been hanging out in the den box on top of the cage in the rainy weather, and in the surrounding trees on nice days.
On this night, they were hanging out with me and Hissy and his brood. Hissy didn't seem to be to worried about the boys, and the boys were more curious and playful than anything.

Chester really wanted to play with them! LOL He even ventured out into the a point!
Hissy and the family.... as you can see they were not very concerned! Not a ruffled feather among them! They started with 4 babies and a couple nights ago they were down to 1! I'm guessing the huge snappers in the pond are taking its toll, probably the reason they are sticking close to the shore despite the threat of raccoons!

A lot more updates on the current crew of babies coming up....some good, some bad unfortunately. I'll work on getting that out over the weekend for you!


  1. ok, i wrote a comment earlier...and just as i was about to click on publish, we lost power...for a few hours!

    so here i am again...what i had said was,

    GREAT pictures! it must be hard...even though you've done it so many let them release them into the wild! tough for you, AND for them!! but you saved'd them...and it's time...

    as for the geese (?)...and their young say snappers? alligator snappers? snapping turtles? poor babies! oh well...that's the way it is...

    thanks for doing what you do! :)

  2. Snapping turtles....huge ones around here! Not anticipating a lot of babies hatching out in the fall though. Every nest on my lawn has been dug up and devoured. Wish the raiding party would be as kind about filling in the holes as the turntles are instead of leaving gaping holes in my lawn! LOL

    Release time is soooo bitter sweet! I ball my eyes out every time! By fall I can't wait to get rid of them all, then again I hate to send them out there and not be able to protect them from everything any more! When you've put so much into them it's very hard to say good bye....and no it doesn't get easier every year, or easier when you have so many more! It always sucks the same. But I just think that regardless what happens, at least they had a chance to enjoy playing and climbing in the big world for whatever amount of time they have.....a chance they wouldn't have had at all if they didn't make their way here.