Monthly Archives: September 2011

A Skunk with Attitude

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF This young skunk was orphaned when his mother, uprooted by construction, dropped him when startled by a truck. Because he was just a few weeks old, with eyes still … Continue reading

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Caring for a Coyote

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca The call came in from a Richmond resident. Their dogs had chased down a coyote and they felt terrible. The animal seemed exhausted and looked ill. Luckily the coyote sought … Continue reading

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Caring for Bear Cubs

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF This story, from the days when we did wildlife rehabilitation, will hopefully serve as a reminder to not panic when bears enter developed areas. There is always a reason … Continue reading

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“Stitches” the Chipmunk

By Donna DuBreuil, President, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF It was mid-summer when the person brought the juvenile Eastern Chipmunk into the Centre for help. He had observed it on his property for several days and noticed a … Continue reading

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Fast Moving Mink

By Kate MacNeil, Education Coordinator, Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre – www.wildlifeinfo.ca View PDF During the years we did wildlife rehabilitation we would care for a wide range of species each season. Although we would occasionally see adult mink, we would not … Continue reading

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