Earthfire Stories

Tag: Rehabilitation Animals
Baby chipmunk being fed with a syringe by a wildlife rehabilitator
Outfoxed By a Chipmunk

She came to us tiny, cold, and limp, a baby chipmunk barely a few weeks old. Prospects didn’t seem good. But it is amazing what warmth and tiny doses of...

Orphaned baby squirrel eating from an eye dropper

Mid March The towels in the shoe box gave a suspicious lurch. There is Life in there! Every day, they change. Ears a little perkier. Tails up across their backs....

Two orphaned and hairless baby squirrels

Tiny arms intertwined with one another, the two orphaned baby squirrels lay sleeping. I gently disentangled the little girl for a feeding. So tiny they fit into one half of...

Mango cut up into squares

A timid knock sounded on my hotel door the night before I was to return home from a family wedding. I opened it and there stood Cece, a sweet little...

Fox standing on a log

Foxes Sprite and Ghost got to enjoy some beautiful weather while stretching their legs in one of the animal gardens. Ghost took his cues from his elder at most turns,...

Two baby raccoons in an outdoor enclosure

This has been a difficult week for rehabilitation efforts here at Earthfire, having more losses than wins. They warn you when you start that it won’t always be sunshine and...

Raven with an injured wing that has been treated and wrapped with bandages

It’s the time of year when rescue and rehabilitation are in full throttle. It’s painful enough to see animals coming in because they have been orphaned or injured in accidents....

Face of a grizzly bear

Ravenous Bears 21 September. The bears declared that they’re starving today. It is a few hours before the fall solstice and they are complaining loudly. Food! They will have to...

Orphaned baby squirrel in a rehabilitator's hand

11 September 2018 It seems we keep getting them younger and younger. This time it is a baby squirrel, 2-3 days old, lying quietly in my hand, tiny, soft, still....

Eight ducklings with their mother duck

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be too exploratory (too soon). I will explain… We had a first here—after years of laying eggs and sitting on them, this July we had...

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