Spring is baby squirrel season, so the majority of my job is feeding these sweet, furry babies. Most of these squirrels were found orphaned because their mothers were hit by cars or caught by dogs.
|Baby squirrel ready for meds|
|Feeding the babies via syringe|
|This is me at my happiest|
|Nothing quite compares to the cuteness of a baby squirrel burrito!|
|The "Jackson 5"|
|Aren't we cute?|
|Feeding the older squirrels through the cage|
|Just a few days away from being able to go outside!|
As the squirrels get older, the influx of raccoons begins! The raccoon nursery can hold dozens of babies, and can be quite a handful.
|But my cuteness surely makes up for it!|
|Here's what I think of that camera!|
|Raccoon slumber party|
|Young coyote being assessed|
|Tiny cottontail rescued from the jaws of a dog|
Mammals aren't the only animals at Greenwood. We also receive an influx of wild birds and waterfowl. We are home to over 20 baby ducklings at the moment. My favorite part of caring for ducklings is changing their cage linens. They get so happy about their new linens and cutely run around all over them, nipping at them and generally rejoicing.
|At Greenwood we do everything with love...|
|Assessing a Ring-necked Pheasant|
|Common Poorwill - a nocturnal insect-eating bird|
|Getting ready to feed the Poorwill|
|Flying the Poorwill|
|Flicker with a bandaged wing|
|Mountain bluebird with a possible break|
Have you found injured or orphaned wildlife and don't know what to do? Check out Greenwood's website for tips on how to handle your wildlife situations. If you'd like to make a donation to Greenwood, you can do so here. Thanks for reading!
*All photos belong to Jennie Burns and Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center