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Postcards from a Freegan Raccoon

By | 2017-12-06T22:08:48+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Blog, Mammals, Pacific Northwest, Urban Wildlife & Nature|

I love seeing raccoons in daylight, just to observe the behaviors which normally evade us at night. Contrary to popular mythology, seeing a raccoon in the daytime does not mean they are rabid. Raccoons can carry rabies, but animals with rabies exhibit other symptoms. This time of year, we see raccoons even more often in the afternoons as they forage, often to support a growing family of kits. Mother raccoons will look after their young for a year or so.

North American Beaver … Eating Lily Pads Like Enchiladas

By | 2017-12-09T01:02:35+00:00 May 13th, 2014|@ITBlog, Blog, Mammals, Pacific Northwest, Wildlife|

Beavers are vegetarians, and lily tubers are a favorite foodstuff. Because beavers are crepuscular (loving the twilight), you'll see them most often at dawn and dusk, which accounts for the predictable in-time of this beaver family.

When to “Rescue” Baby Cottontails

By | 2009-09-26T16:00:43+00:00 September 26th, 2009|Baby Animals, Blog, Mammals, SF Bay Area, Wildlife, Wildlife Rescue|

It's the end of nesting season for many animals, but cottontails breed year-round. Cottontail babies are often rescued mistakenly. It's important to assess the situation before you take the babies anywhere. Cottontail mothers leave their offspring for most of the day, feeding them only in the morning and at night. Like fawns and fledgling birds, the babies have not been abandoned in these cases.