Endangered Species of Bats in Virginia

Endangered Species of Bats in Virginia

Every October when Halloween comes around, frightening images of werewolves howling at the moon, black cats creeping through the night, ghosts haunting deserted corridors, and bats morphing into blood-sucking vampires often come to mind. But even when it’s not...
It Takes a Village To Rescue a Raccoon

It Takes a Village To Rescue a Raccoon

We all know that raccoons are wicked smart. But sometimes they’re too smart for their own good. On August 8 th Jane Gailey received a call on the helpline from Cat Roberts in Fairfax. A raccoon, that frequently visits her neighborhood had gotten its head completely...
Fox Sightings During the Day: To Call or Not to Call?

Fox Sightings During the Day: To Call or Not to Call?

An increase of fox sightings during the day in Virginia spike concern in residents. However, is their concern valid? There are two types of foxes in Virginia: red foxes (above) and gray foxes (below). According to Melissa Stanley, Executive Director and Founder of the...
The Bunny and the Warble

The Bunny and the Warble

A local Wildlife Rehabber gets a call about a paralyzed bunny possibly hit by a car, but the cause was not what she was expecting. A woman came across a bunny in the road that was apparently injured. The bunny was alive, and the woman thinks it was hit by a car...
Ways You and Your Family Can Help Wildlife

Ways You and Your Family Can Help Wildlife

Ways You and Your Family Can Help Wildlife Do not become a food source for wild animals. Animal populations need to be naturally balanced to their environment. Do not encourage nocturnal wildlife by leaving garbage or pet food outside or leaving shed and garage doors...
Living With Beavers

Living With Beavers

Living With Beavers — by Erika K. Yery, licensed wildlife rehabilitator Most calls received by licensed wildlife rehabilitators regarding beavers, are usually about beaver problems. Most complaints are from new developments, such as subdivisions, townhouses,...
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