Friday, April 10, 2009

Littlest patient of the day

Springtime always brings with it new orphan and injured wildlife babies, and I have to say...spring has done "sprung". We got this little guy in a couple of days ago. He was pretty dehydrated when he came in, and his left front leg still isn't working just right, but so far he is hanging in there.
Something evidently tried to eat him without success. He has an injury to his beak, which may heal and allow him to eat normally. So far, we have force fed him, but as he grows stronger, he will likely eat on his own.
We have a bunch of squirrel orphans right now and a few fading baby opossums, and I expect the songbirds will burst out in a couple of weeks......more fun for everyone!

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