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Back to the Blog

After a long break, we are trying this blog thing once again!  Every year in the spring we raise lots of orphaned baby squirrels, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, skunks and opossums and we get so busy that things like this blog fall to the wayside.  We want to make sure that the public knows that we’re still here in the winter […]

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Maplewood Raccoon Rescue

Maplewood Raccoon Rescue

On April 21st, 2012 we received a phone call from a frantic resident of Maplewood, Missouri.  The resident had a large heating unit installed in the ceiling of her garage and baby raccoons could be heard and seen from outside the heating unit, presumably trapped inside.  The poor girl had been listening to the babies cry since the previous evening, […]

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Spring Baby Boom

Spring Baby Boom

Blog updates are much harder to do with a house full of babies!  Please accept our apologies for the lack of updates on the website.  However, if you ever want to check in on what we’re up to, like us on Facebook and you’ll see much more frequent updates.  Since our last update spring has officially begun and babies have […]

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Lone Elk Park Coyote Rescue

Lone Elk Park Coyote Rescue

Update March 30th, 2012:  St. Louis County Rabies Control has confirmed with the virology lab in Jefferson City, MO that the adult male coyote from Lone Elk Park was NOT suffering from the rabies virus.  We received testing back from Chesterfield Veterinary Group as positive for the Canine Distemper Virus, as we suspected. Tuesday, March 6th the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline […]

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Skunk Mating Season Is Upon Us

Skunk Mating Season Is Upon Us

We are big fans of the skunk here at the Wildlife Hotline.  They are truly one of our favorite species in our region.  We are aware that the public doesn’t quite feel the same as we do.  🙂  However, the public doesn’t get to see skunks in the same light that we do as rehabbers.  We see the babies, and […]

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Barred Owl in the Koi Pond & A Coyote Update

Barred Owl in the Koi Pond & A Coyote Update

The hotline received a call last night from a concerned citizen in Ferguson, MO who had discovered an owl stuck in their neighbor’s koi pond.  The caller had already tried to free the owl, and had obtained the neighbor’s permission to cut the net if need be.  After cutting the owl out, she still didn’t fly away.  However, when the […]

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Thanksgiving Calls a Plenty!

Thanksgiving Calls a Plenty!

So much has happened over the Thanksgiving holiday here at the Wildlife Hotline.  We have added a few new specialists to our service, and recieved some VERY strange calls.  Here are some of the highlights: 11/17/11 – Mountain lion sighted outside of elementary school in Platte County, Missouri.  We received a call from the county sheriff’s office worried about a […]

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Barred Owl Rescue

Barred Owl Rescue

The hotline received a call at 10:30pm on Tuesday, November 15th from a resident of Franklin County, Missouri.  The caller explained that he was driving down Hwy 100 and saw something in the road up ahead.  As he got closer, he realized that it was an owl, and it was very much alive.  Thinking that the owl was sure to get hit […]

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The Stuck Buck

The Stuck Buck

Last week we received a call from the St. Louis County Police Department in Valley Park, MO.  A large buck had run into a huge net wall at a local golf driving range.  He had been there all day, but who knows how long the night before.  By the time anyone saw him he had attempted to free himself and […]

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