Raccoon: My Favorite Animal

Raccoon: My Favorite Animal

Here a raccoon rests in comfort after liberating herself from a carrier in the back seat and making her way to a cozy spot on the front seat floor as we drive to the mountains. Recently I read a blog post which referred to raccoons as “trash pandas”. This...

Releasing a Pet from a Trap (Short Version)

Let’s hope the day never comes! But somebody might need a quick diagram like this one. Courtesy of the Reno Gazette-Journal HINTS: Cover animal’s head with blanket, sweater, jacket, whatever is handy, to calm him/her and to prevent bitingCarry tools if...

How to Release Your Pet From a Trap

This excellent demonstration is presented by Wyoming Untrapped. The lessons apply in all the Western states. The presenter is Dave Pauli, Senior Advisor Wildlife Response & Policy at the Humane Society of the United States...
Spellcheck

Spellcheck

I’ve looked forward to this space to share with you everything that bothers me. There’s plenty. For starters, I remember when words had specific spellings. I even won first prize, which was a pretzel, in a spelling bee – and that was in high school....
Fauna Foundation Visit

Fauna Foundation Visit

The featured photo is Sue Ellen, resident at Fauna Foundation, near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Staff says she is partial to scarves and necklaces. She’s an older girl: born in 1967. She is the only chimpanzee we got to see at a recent visit to the Foundation....