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OK So I was out all last week with a trip for Geology.  So here is what has been happening at Blue Ridge!

I went in there Friday not expecting too many animals.....I couldn't have been more wrong.

Poor Peggy!  By the time all the babies are fed - it was nearly 1!  That didn't leave much time to get everyone else done.  So I spent the entire time cleaning out wading pools (blue heron, geese and a duck) along with making sure the education residents were fed and watered.  Who knew a groundhog would love dandilions so much?  Tater went ga ga over them. LOL

There are 14 baby squirrels, 3 baby foxes, a hawk with lead poisoning, the usual crew of flying squirrels, owls, etc...and a skunk.

I felt bad for having to leave at 3 with only 3/4 of the population done.  But I had to get to Warren County to meet with their GIS people for another class. Sigh - I hate leaving I never know what is going to happen when I return.

The kestrel finally gave up and they had to put her down.  I didn't cry though I really wanted to.  I was too busy taking care of everyone else.

I didn't realize how many there were to take care of until I got the joy (NOT) of making the carcas run to the SPCA for incineration.  Soo many animals came through I didn't even know about!  But we have to focus on the ones we can and do help.

Again, Dr. Burwell's talents surprize me.  She is simply amazing at putting bird wings together again when there really doesn't seem to be anything there.


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Apr. 14th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
Aww I'm sorry to hear about the kestrel.
Can you get pictures? Especially of the squirrels and the raptors. If I have bothered you about this before, sorry, I have forgotten. :P
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