This Diamondback Terrapin was transferred to us. We believe he was kept as a pet. His beak was very overgrown due to improper diet. He also had an infection in his mouth. Our vet team preformed a procedure to even out his beak and clean out the infection so he could close his mouth. Today he is all smiles!! #turtletuesday 🐢 Please don’t keep wild turtles as pet!
This juvenile Northern Gannet was found grounded. We believe last weeks high wind storm caused him to crash land. He received support care from our vet team and was later released with the help of @yarmouthdnr
Ziggy is quickly learning that when you look this handsome, women flock to you with treats! #smartguy #officalgreeter
This Mute Swan is shown receiving his initial evaluation by our vet team. He was ataxic and had digestive issues when he arrived. He is currently being treated for these symptoms.
The 2019 calendars are in! These calendars feature 7 photos that were the winners of our photo contest and 6 photos of this year’s patients that we treated. They are available for a $15 donation. They must be picked up at our facility during our regular business hours (open seven days a week 9-4).
Our hidden tank camera is capturing these two Diamondback Terrapins in action. (#89 on the left and #90 on the right) - We have been asked if the turtles will receive names while with us. As a Wildlife Hospital we do not name our patients, otherwise we become too attached when it’s time to release them. These turtles were our 2,189th & 2,190th patient admitted to our hospital this year. For ease, they will be referred to as #89 & #90 until they are released. 🐢🐢 #turtletuesday
This Common Eider was brought to us this morning entangled in fishing line, hooks and a lead sinker. Thanks to our amazing vet team, he was untangled and able to be released back to the wild this afternoon. (For more information on him, see our earlier post.)
This Common Eider arrived this morning with his feet tangled in fishing line, a lead sinker attached and 4 fishing hooks embedded in his skin. He was sedated, the line was cut out and the hooks were removed. Luckily, the wounds were superficial and they will heal on their own. He was transferred to our outdoor bird pool, and after making sure he could swim and dive he will be released today! #seaducksaturday
#throwback to these juvenile raccoons enjoying a delicious enrichment that was prepared by one of our interns this summer. (Sound on to enjoy!)
This Blue Jay was brought in on Sunday and was being sedated before his X-rays. It is suspected that he crash landed due to the nor’easter. After a full workup our veterinary team discovered he had a fractured coracoid and ruptured air sac. He will be treated for several weeks with pain meds and supportive care.
These two Diamondback Terrapins are from the #Barnstable Headstart Program. They are only a few weeks old and will be staying with us until they are old enough to be released back to the wild at Sandy Neck Beach in June. They are taken out of their large tank each day to be examined, weighed and fed. - We will be featuring these two often, so you can watch them grow! 🐢 #turtletuesday
This Golden Crowned Kinglet was just brought in by a good samaritan and is being treated for head trauma.
Yesterday, we had a very special visit from @dougthequahog . He was hanging out with Ziggy and supervising our pumpkin carving for Night of a Thousand Faces, taking place at New England Wildlife Center tonight and tomorrow night!
#throwback to this Kingfisher that we treated last month. It was stunned with suspected head trauma. Luckily he made a full recovery and was released back to the wild!
Please enjoy this short video of the Black Scoter from yesterday’s post. He is back in the wild where he belongs!