Spotted Skunks

Late at night a few months back we, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, received an urgent call for help. Five tiny babies needed rescue. These rare kits had been orphaned and would not be able to survive on their own. A volunteer was dispatched to bring them in and upon arrival to the sanctuary the…

Juvenile Bald Eagle Release

Two weeks ago we received a call from Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regarding a juvenile bald eagle at a landfill in Sumter County. While this is further then we generally cover this was a special case. FWC had two officers who had already spent an entire day attempting to get their hands on the…

Peregrine Falcon Release

Once on the brink of extinction, peregrine falcons are an amazing species with awesome adaptations that help them survive. This species would not have made a comeback and been removed from the endangered species list if it weren’t for human intervention and laws being put in place to protect them. Even with their numbers on…

Aiming High for 2017

Wow! It’s mid-February already and we are just finding time to reflect on last year and share our plans for 2017. Baby season started early which means lots of calls for babies and chicks that require a lot of time and effort. Volunteers are moving into action, tube and bottle feeding babies that have been…

Rehab is Hard

Wildlife rehabilitation is not an easy job. We must have and be able to apply a large variety of skills each and every day. We are required to not only be able to access and apply a large wealth of knowledge, we also have to have the emotional and mental strength to make the difficult…