25. February 2009 · Comments Off on Spring has Sprung · Categories: Animal Stories

In years past, we have reliably received in our first baby squirrel on March 3rd. Opossums and raccoons come later in march and april.
Last year was slow to start.
This year is making up for that.

We just received in 6 of the cutest baby opossums.

Unfortunately, their mother was hit by a car and died.

Fortunately, this happened right in front of a good samaritan who went to aid the mother opossum, saw her die and realized she had babies in her pouch. She got her babies to safety and brought them to the Oakland Animal Shelter, where they were warmed and kept comfortable until they could be transferred to our wildlife center.

Now they are in the capable and caring hands of Livia, one of our foster-moms, where they are prospering.

Here is a photograph taken by Livia of a couple of these cuties.


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