A Little Bit About Skunks

A Little Bit About Skunks

As most people know, skunks are those funny, furry, white, and black mammals that can cause a stink when they are cornered or threatened. But what most don’t know, is that there’s technically twelve types of skunks: the Striped Skunk, the Hooded Skunk, the Western...
Crusty Bird Ailment

Crusty Bird Ailment

Wildlife centers, rehabilitators and veterinarians are searching for answers to numerous reports of sick and dying birds with swollen eyes, a crusty eye discharge and neurological signs such as unusual head bobbing and difficulty with balance.

Wildlife Laws in Virginia

Wildlife Laws in Virginia

You might not think so, but wildlife rescue, rehabilitation, and release are heavily regulated activities. In an effort to better educate the public on wildlife laws in Virginia, we have compiled the following set of FAQs for our readers.

“Hiccup’s” Story

“Hiccup’s” Story

A strange and unfamiliar sound was coming from the back sliding glass doors in the family room of a local suburban residence. It was late in the evening and the family cat had already been brought in for the night. The scratching of nails on the glass and random...
Chimney Swifts winter in the Amazon Basin of Peru

Chimney Swifts winter in the Amazon Basin of Peru

Chimney Swifts winter in the Amazon Basin of Peru. They arrive in the continental United States in late March and are gone by early November. Nesting begins in May and can continue into August, with the female laying three to five eggs in a nest glued together with...
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