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Call Blotter- Week of November 19, 2012

Call Blotter- Week of November 19, 2012

This call log is being posted on the community website Patch.com as well as here, on our website’s blog.  We will post the link to the blotter on our Facebook page, and Twitter as well.  In order to view the blotter here, you will need Adobe Acrobat’s viewer which can be downloaded at www.adobe.com, if you don’t have it.  Thank you for […]

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Call Blotter – Week of November 12, 2012

Call Blotter - Week of November 12, 2012

Even if you are not an animal lover, or all that interested in the goings on with wildlife, nature plays a large role in our daily lives.  Our mission is to educate the public of how to amicably coexist with wildlife humanely, and peaceably.  In order to fulfill that mission we need to find a way to keep the community […]

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Distemper Outbreak in West St. Louis County

Distemper Outbreak in West St. Louis County

October 2, 2012 – For Immediate Release St. Louis Canine Distemper Outbreak During the month of September, 2012 the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline is reporting an alarming uptick in the number of sick raccoons being reported in the West St. Louis County area.  These animals are infected with a canine neurological virus, known as ‘Distemper’.  When an animal is infected with […]

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Heat Advisories & How You Can Help At Home

Heat Advisories & How You Can Help At Home

Today’s high temperature is forecasted at 107 degrees in St. Louis.  Most of the Midwest is currently under a heat advisory, and we are experiencing a bit of a drought as well.  We’ve received a very low amount of rainfall so far this summer and the heat combined with that makes for a dangerous scenario for our wildlife.  Raccoons that […]

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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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January 2012 Month in Review

January 2012 Month in Review

Another month under our belts here at the Wildlife Hotline and it’s been a tough one.  We haven’t had much of a winter here in the Midwest, and that has brought about some out of the ordinary issues with wildlife.  January and February is mating season for a lot of our native wildlife species, and they seem to be following […]

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Raccoon Real Estate

Raccoon Real Estate

Raccoon mating season starts in January and February here in Missouri & Illinois. This is the time of year when distemper cases spike as well due to all of the raccoons having plenty of ‘physical contact’ with one another. Mating season for the Hotline means a lot of really awkward phone calls from residents complaining about raccoons ‘fighting’ and making a ton of noise in their yards or neighborhoods.

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