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The Hard Part of this Job

The Hard Part of this Job

Between January 1 and today, January 11th, only ten days, we have had 11 distemper raccoon calls throughout the state of Missouri.  This is an inordinately large number for such a small period of time.  Reports have come in from Branson, Springfield, St. Louis, Earth City, Smithville, Independence, thus proving that this isn’t an isolated cell of distemper in one […]

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Month in Review December, 2011

Month in Review December, 2011

We will be posting our month and week in review for readers to see a run down on the calls we have received at the wildlife hotline. This is December, 2011.

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A Sad End for the Barred Owl

A Sad End for the Barred Owl

Regretfully, our recent barred owl rescue did not have the turn out that we would have hoped for.  She was rescued on December 10th, brought to the World Bird Sanctuary on December 11th, and she passed away on December 12th from the probable ingestion of a poisoned rodent.  Sadly, this is the time of year when our resident raptor population […]

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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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Wiley Coyotes & Good Press

Wiley Coyotes & Good Press

We are working hard here at the Wildlife Hotline, trying to get the word out about our services before spring arrives.  It’s difficult to think about spring with it being so dark and dreary outside lately, but spring will eventually arrive.  Springtime is the busy season for the wildlife community.  Babies are born, Moms den up in people’s homes, sheds, […]

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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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Welcome to the Wildlife Hotline Blog!

Welcome to the Wildlife Hotline Blog!

Here you can read about the latest news and rescues that have come through the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline.  Sometimes we have to blow our own horn here because we aren’t always mentioned by the press, or by the rehab group that ends up caring for the animal that we assisted in saving.  We understand that it’s difficult to remember everyone […]

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