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.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Out with the old, in with the new!

The original 5 stinkers have been released! They are still hanging around, utilizing the feral cat shelters I have out there, but free to roam as they please!
Now on to 7 new ones. Mary has been flooded with skunks so I took this adorable crew of  7 off her hands. Just as full of attitude as the last, I get the stomp and tail end when I approach. Unless they are sleeping! They sleep like the dead! In fact a couple of them freaked me out the first time, sprawled out and just laying there. I ran over and opened the cage, yelling the whole time, and still no reaction! Luckily I noticed the chests rising and the steady breathing before I decided to rudely shake them, or I would have seriously regretted it, LOL. After the Awwwww moment while I enjoyed watching how cute they were as they slept, I gave a little scritch to the chin just to make sure it was, in fact, just a deep sleep. When they gently started to rouse I let them be and heaved a sigh of relief. Jeeze, I hate when they scare me like that!
They are all settled in and eating like pigs and will go into the vacated outdoor pen as soon as I get it cleaned up!
Dusty, Buddy and Sissy are not cooperating by vacating the pen! They are still using it on a regular basis....something none of the coons have ever done since I starting rehabbing them. Of course, the one time I need them to move along quickly so I can get it cleaned out and move babies in there.......ugghhhh!! And of course I don't have the heart to force them out either! What a dilemma!

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