Aug 2, 2009

Raccoon Feeding Time

Abi cracks her first egg; Ian invents the self-feeding station deluxe, and Sara gets hooked on grapes! You've seen it here first!


Doves, Opossums and a Bunny

To continue from the previous post, here are pictures of the doves that are growing up at the Rainbow Wildlife Rescue. The 3 white-winged doves and one mourning dove are sharing the enclosure with 3 baby opossums and my bunny Max.

All critters are co-existing just fine:

Here is Mary, the oldest dove that keeps coming back to help care of the little ones:

(click on the picture to see a larger version of it!)

The mourning dove and her buddy, another white-winged dove:

And the smallest baby:

Down in the corner you can see Max, who has a way with birds!

Above him you see this squirrel house:

If you look inside, you won't see squirrels, but these 3 critters:

Ohoh, they saw us and think we are bringing them some food!

This is what they looked like when I got them with their eyes still closed. One didn't make it:

Raccoons, Birds and Squirrels

After successfully releasing Pumkin and Sandra, I put the Abilenians, Sara and Rocky in to the smaller enclosure and got to work on a drainage system that hooks into the sewer.

Thanks to Kelli, her husband and stepson as well as my husband, we got it all done! It was more work than I expected it to be, but it was sooooooooo worth it! It cut down the fly population by 90%!

Here is the drain before we put concrete around it:

The 5 coons are back in the enclosure now:

The 3 Abilenians playing with ice cubes:

And Rocky yawning and chillin':

A storm also brought me the first fall squirrel baby. Her name is Marsha and she was 17 grams when I got her. 3 days later she weighs 22 grams. This little lady has quite an appetite:

The storm also brought a few birds that needed help. This is Mary, she is a white winged dove and was released 2 weeks ago. But she hangs around and helps me feed the other baby doves: