Foxes – Red and Gray

Foxes – Red and Gray

Foxes – Red and Gray By Erika Yery, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Urban foxes are model citizens. Their good record comes from notable fox traits, foremost of which is timidity. I receive calls from homeowners worried about foxes attacking their children and...
Canada Geese In Your Neighborhood

Canada Geese In Your Neighborhood

Canada Geese In Your Neighborhood Aside from its beauty, grace, and intelligence, the Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) has much to recommend it to nature lovers. At the age of two to three years, they select a mate and stay with that mate for life. If something...
The Groundhog, Our Underground Architect

The Groundhog, Our Underground Architect

The Groundhog, Our Underground Architect By Erika K. Yery, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator The groundhog is known by several names. The most common one is the woodchuck (Marmota monax). Two long, chisel shaped, ever growing incisors indicate that the groundhog belongs...
The Eastern Gray Squirrel

The Eastern Gray Squirrel

The Eastern Gray Squirrel: Furry-tailed Daredevil… or Devil With a Furry Tail? Squirrels. You either love them or hate them. There’s not much neutrality on the subject. They seem to be the sworn enemy of gardeners, the scourge of birdfeeders, and (according to a...
The Opossum: Our Marvelous Marsupial, The Social Loner

The Opossum: Our Marvelous Marsupial, The Social Loner

The Opossum: Our Marvelous Marsupial, The Social Loner By Erika Yery, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Some time ago, when I first moved into my house and started to remove a huge brush pile in my backyard, I had the fright of my life! There was this scraggly, rat-like...
Raccoons — Facts and Fancies

Raccoons — Facts and Fancies

Raccoons — Facts and Fancies By Erika Yery, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator The raccoon (Procyon lotor) belongs to the carnivores grouping, a group that is composed of mammals which are primarily meat eaters, although many of them also eat berries, fruit,...
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