Many people commonly think that Live Traps are humane, but not if they are not checked regularly. View the video below to learn how this poor Opossum was left in a Live Trap for three days! Torn gums, missing teeth, damaged paws, dehydration and starvation, as the poor thing tried to desperately fight its way out of a steel trap.

Meet Gladys…..(or so I’ve decided to call her). Gladys lives by the creek on our property and a couple days ago we found her in the driveway having trouble walking. Our wonderful Wildlife vets at National Wildlife took several X-rays and determined that she doesn’t have any broken bones but may have an old i jury that did not heal well. She was also far too skinny and awkward to survive the rest of winter on her own. We will work with another rehab centre that has great set up for Beavers to help get her back to her healthy self before returning to the creek. Gladys loves corn….

 

Many THANKS for the work of so many at Wildlife Rescue Nests…..the comfort found by so many wee critters is hard to express…..but it does make a big difference

 

Fun in the dirt with worms!

SOS Humane Wildlife Removal works closely with Procyon when they meed a rehabilitation centre for young or injured animals. They return to release the animals that they have brought to us because the animals must be returned to within 15 kms. of where they were found. Take a look at their video and enjoy.

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Called this guy the mighty Thor….came in as tiny wee guy with 3 broken legs ….so awesome to see him recovered and ready to return home. Happy day!

Today was a lovely day to…….release the skunks…..can only see one in this clip but there are now 6 happy black and white critters digging in the mud beside the river :). These guys came in tiny babies needing syringe feeding many times a day.

Worms…

More fun with worms

One group ….divided between playing with/eating worms and another playing with their hammock

 

Delightful videos – check out Procyon’s Instagram Page to see more!

Dinner time for this outdoor raccoon 🍽 #procyonwildlife #raccoon #babyraccoon #dinnertime #hungryhungryhippo #feedingtime

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Before mealtime at the Procyon Wildlife Raccoon Nursery:

After mealtime… what a difference full bellies make!


On a nice warm day, our raccoons enjoy paddling around in the pool. As we are working towards their release, we add enrichments such as pieces of fruit and minnows to prepare them for the wild.

 

Opossum Marathon Training