Monday, April 21, 2008

More Rescue Babies

Wow, what a weekend. I got a call to rescue another Baby Opossum.
A Lady was mowing Her grass and spotted some little creature in the clippings. She stopped the Mower and went to investigate, and it was a very small "Chrome " Baby.
She contacted the Nature Center and they referred Her to me. The Baby was very dehydrated And skinny. I placed the baby with " Gita " the Mother Opossum that was rescued on April 1.
Gita immediately took in the little fella and it began nursing right away. This morning the Baby Looked much better and I expect it to make a full recovery, within 6 weeks.
As soon as I hung up the phone, another call came in. This time it was a larger Blackjack Baby who was just abandoned on a young couples front porch. It seems to be in good health with the Exception of being underweight. This little Lad is doing fine as of this morning and also I expect a Full release within 4-6 weeks.

Yesterday while cleaning Opossum cages, my Friend Diana King ( Owner of Edible Arrangements in Asheville, in the Sams Club shopping area ) came by with Her Niece & Nephew to see the Baby Opossums.
We had a great visit, the Children asked many questions about Opossums, and seemed to really enjoy the time.
Stay tuned for photos of the Babies, hope to post them tomorrow.

1 comment:

Diana King said...

Thanks Matt for letting us see the opossums. It was a treat and educational for Nic and Alyssa. They learned a lot and have a better understanding of them because of you. Keep up the good work.