Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Baby "Tucker"

I was approached by a friend (a mutual wildlife lover and rehabber) to help care for some baby raccoons. His 3 siblings that were released seemed to do okay (I am hoping they are still doing well) but he was kicked out of the hide and so I brought him home for a bit longer. He is about 8-9 weeks old, starting to wean, and becoming more and more playful by the day! 

Raccoons are tough to rehabilitate because of the roundworm parasite they carry-most people won't take them in because anything a raccoon uses can only be used for future raccoons. I am hoping to figure out an ideal living situation for him, us, and our pets in the upcoming few weeks until he is old enough to be fully weaned and released.