Some of you may have noticed that we missed last Saturday’s update and that today is, well Sunday and this post should have happened yesterday. So, what is going on in our squirrelly world?
If you do not happen to live in the greater Tampa Bay area you may not be aware of the weather we have been having. Over the last few weeks we have been experiencing an unusually abnormal amount of rain. Now yes, we do traditionally have afternoon showers that last somewhere between 30 minutes to an hour. Recently however we have been experiencing fully fledged storms that are lasting hours, knocking down tree limbs and power to many residents. What this means for us at Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife is that we have been running around from sun rise to the middle of the night trying to rescue A TON of water logged wildlife. We have been able to help several critters bounce back from their colds but without a nebulizer we have been fighting an uphill battle with some of our furry and feathered friends who aren’t found right away and are spending several days in the rain before they get called into us.
Now to our squirrel update! I personally (as a surrogate and not the all knowing and in charge Kris) have lost count of how many squirrels we currently have placed with all our different care givers. I can say that in my care all of our squirrels are doing well and eyes have opened (including our youngest set that we picked up last week near the casino). We even have three that are almost ready to go. They are fully weaned and will be released as soon as their tails fill out.
If you happen to find any wildlife in trouble please make sure you report it to a licensed rescue organization like Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife so that it can receive the care and treatment it needs. We also ask that you consider making a donation to Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife so that we may continue our work which includes the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife in the Tampa Bay Area.
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