Friday night we received a call from friend and fellow permitted rehabber Rick Foley with Rick’s Raptor Rescue in Riverview. He had picked up a baby otter that had been crying on the side of a busy street. While Rick does carry both a state and federal permit and legally could provide care for the sweet little girl he realized it was a little out of his wheelhouse so, he gave us a call. We brought her over to Owl’s Nest where are rehabber, Kris, had quite a bit of experience in raising baby otters. For now she will stay with us, but otters are very social animals and therefore we hope a buddy comes in for her shortly. If not we are already working on what her next step will be. In the meantime she will continue to thrive in her ‘nest’. We will keep you posted as her story develops!
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. We also ask that you consider making a donation to Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife so that we may continue our work to conserve and protect wildlife in the Tampa Bay Area.