Thursday, September 25, 2008
Well, let's see where to start today.
Tomorrow we are releasing a golden eagle in Sevier county. He came in this spring and is finally ready to go.
Our newest Great-Horned owl is doing well. His wing is really torn up from a barbed-wire fence.
I will get x-rays on him in the next week or so to rule out any other problems that may have occurred while hanging on the fence trying to get free, such as a dislocated shoulder.
Our newest Golden eagle is still about the same. Today he is taking meat and quail on his own, so today is good. He is still very wobbly. I wondering if the mass I spoke about in the last post could be in his brain, thus causing the neuro symptoms.
This weekend we are holding a Rummage sale combined with an Art sale. We have two of these a year to raise funds, so hopefully it's a success. It will be here in Price both Saturday and Sunday.
The picture to the immediate right is of a injured yellow-billed cuckoo. They are on the Sensitive Species list here in Utah. We released this little guy in Emery county.
This has been a busy year for us here in Price. The majority of our patients come in due to 'hit by car'. This catagory includes, truck and semi's. Illness is probably our number two reason wildlife is brought to us. Well, thanks for following this blog and that's it for today.
Feathered brothers and sisters, you came to us broken and as you bled…….we saw you desperate, dehydrated, desiccated, diseased, distressed, emaciated, famished, frayed, frightened, helpless, hungry, ragged, ravenous, shaken, shocked, shot, sickly, stressed, stunned, tattered, thirsty, traumatized, torn, weary and wounded. Defiantly, you stood us off with your last breath as we tried to tend to you. We saw you come in as cute, naked, fuzzy, cuddly youth, as mischievous, defiant adolescents, as fierce, regal rulers of the sky and as cunning, maimed elders whose time on earth was almost done. You endeared yourselves to us, bit us, charmed us, footed us, delighted us, hissed at us, talked to us, mantled at us, and graced us with your presence.
Some of you mended and were able to go on your way, never looking back. Some of you were injured in ways that prevented you from going, so you stayed with us to teach us…….And we came to love you. Others were too far gone, and you went home - where you fly free from pain with the Great One. All of you have touched us, and we are changed because of you.
used with permission by Arlene Powers