Barred Owl: This Barred Owl had a run-in with a vehicle; but after a month or so at Cape Wildlife Center he was in good health and ready to be released.
Canada Goose: Another common sight throughout New England, we usually handle several calls a month regarding geese. This one is regularly seen every season at the West Rotary in Buzzards Bay.
Red Tailed Hawk: Another avian that most likely met up with a motor vehicle. After a few weeks at the Cape Wildlife Center, it was ready to be released
Blast Off!: NRO John Thompson releases the Red Tailed Hawk back into the wild after a successful rescue & rehabilitation. It literally shot out of the box like a rocket & was gone in a flash
Northern Gannet: This beautiful bird got lost & disoriented in a typical New England Nor'Easter. After a few days of recuperation, it was released into the wild.
Little Brown Bat: This is a common site in older buildings. You've probably heard of the term "bats in the belfry" - Well, it's not at all unusual for bats to hang out in your attic. Contrary to what many think, they are actually quite beneficial.
Coyote: Though this animal wasn't rescued, other coyotes have been, and we regularly answer questions about them, since they are quite a common sight on Cape Cod, as well as throughout MA & New England.
Snapping Turtle: And a rather large one, at that. This had to be removed from a busy road, where it was contentedly sunning itself.
A closer look at the Snapping Turtle. That catch pole is what we usually use on dogs and large wildlife.
Can You Say Al-y-gay-tor...?: Yes, this is an alligator. It seems every 5 years or so we deal with one of these critters. It's a LOT easier when they're fenced-in....
What A Grate Predicament.... This cat got himself into quite a bind by sticking his head through a storm drain grate; but it was nothing a little Vaseline & assistance from the DNR couldn't cure.
Australian Blue Tongued Skink: This girl (Lilo) was just in need of a good, loving home and we were glad to find her one. :-)