Thursday, August 23, 2007

Making a Break For It!!

Yes, for the first time in the 25 years that Wolf Hollow has been in existence, the coons made it out of the Weaning Cage....all nineteen of them. Seems there was an old hole that had been repaired a while ago and either the repair broke down or it was just the weight of all of those babies hanging from the roof, (I mean, we haven't had more than seven or eight in there at a time since I started a few years ago) but no matter what the reason, they all squeezed by one.

And while some of them had a blast and explored nearby trees and whatnot......

others....not so much.

Yes, the world outside the cage is HUGE and can be a VERY SCARY place for a young raccoon, and all some of them seemed to want to do was to get back inside to their nice warm sleep box and food. Not to worry. By the next evening all of them were caught after the staff set up live traps baited with goodies!

Big thanks to Jen and Sharon for loaning me their great pics for this post, as I was regaled with this story after the fact! Til next time...


Kari said...



Sharon said...

by the way, i forgot to tell you how awesome the pictures you gave me are...i looked at them in the airport waiting for my plane home and i nearly cried it made me even sadder to leave! a lot of them brought back great memories from the summer and i am really glad to have them, so thanks a bunch....oh and you better keep up with the blog!!!! i will be checking!!!!

icydol said...

So.. yeah, too bad they didn't get a picture of me up in the tree with them trying to grab them. Did I tell you I was about 8 feet up a tree that had about a 6 inche diameter!?! BTW where are my seal release photos?... I want my pictures of me in the yellow Seal poop angel pants poking holes in seals.

Heather said...

Yes, Kari, it seemed exactly like that from what people told me.

Glad you liked the photos Sharon. It's sure been quiet with you, Abby, and Jen gone.

No, icydol, you didn't tell me you were that far up in a tree! I can't believe no one got a pic of that either. I have been feeling pretty run down for the last week or so and haven't had the energy to do much of anything, but my GOAL is to update this tonight. Then, oh yes, you will see a pic of not only YOU in the yellow Seal poop pants, but others as well!