Rescue & Rehab

2019 has brought some new baby mammals

2019 has brought some new babies! Be watchful for squirrel nests in trees and raccoon dens in sheds, roofs, and more. A Juvenile Eastern Cottontail A displaced Juvenile Eastern Grey Squirrel Infant squirrels, nest blown ... continue reading

To every New Year (tern, tern, tern)!

A few residents and rescuers did a good “tern” when they helped these weak royal terns recently. The two in the back came in on New Year’s Day, our first intakes for 2019, while the ... continue reading

The First Wildlife Releases of 2019

It was release day for a few animals over the weekend. These were the last of our 2018 raccoons, finally going back to the wild. ❤️❤️ Photos courtesy of John Carney.         ... continue reading

Hooked on Pelicans and Cormorants

These patients are reminders of the dangers of fishing gear for wildlife. Yesterday a laughing gull was found hooked and tangled in mono-filament caught in the trees. A resident saw it, FWC rescued it, and ... continue reading

What is this? 11/24/2018

Can you guess what type of bird this feather belongs to?  And why is it special? Answer: This feather is a leading primary feather on a barred owl’s wing and if you look closely, you ... continue reading

Ravioli Raccoon

                                  Moments before the rescue This young raccoon likes his Chef Boyardee a little too much! Thanks to an ... continue reading

Ruby Throated Hummingbird – a rare patient at PRWC

RARE PATIENT: We haven’t had a hummingbird patient in years, so this ruby-throated hummingbird is unique at PRWC. She was caught by a frog and then both fell to the ground! She’s showing more activity ... continue reading

Gopher Tortoises Hatching

We see a tortoise! Check out the cutest thing you’ll see this week—two gopher tortoises hatching out! A couple weeks ago the apron of a tortoise burrow was damaged during construction and disturbed two tortoise ... continue reading

A good week for releasing wildlife

It’s been a good week for releases! A purple gallinule, a rare visitor to PRWC, was found unable to stand after a likely vehicle impact. When fully recovered in about a week and a half, ... continue reading

Osprey flying away strong in August 2018

This adult Osprey gave us a show at its release last week. It was fished out of a canal in PGI dazed and not flying away, a few weeks ago. We were never positive whether ... continue reading