Thursday, March 7, 2013

Winter Critters

Today I just wanted to share with you a few critters that I took care of at the Wildlife Center I volunteer at.

Here is the first critter.  It is a female Pallid bat.  Isn't she too cute for words.  Look at those ears (better to hear you with my dear) they are so HUGE!  Love them.  This little gal was found in a shed and was disturbed during her hibernation.  I didn't actually get to feed her, but was able to hang out and watch one of the animal care staff.  She wasn't all that hungry, but she did just wake up.

The most interesting thing about her is the fact that she isn't even suppose to from around here.  I live in the mid-West and her territory barely reaches into southern Kansas.  They are typically found in arid and semi-arid regions across much of the American west, up and down the coast from Canada and Mexico.  There are a few isolated colonies in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas, but that is all.  Pretty neat stuff if you ask me.

One more critter I got the privilege of hanging with was this turtle.  He is an Eastern Box Turtle.  I just love his bright colors (I believe this one is the male).  He reminds me of Spring.  Can't wait for the warmer weather.  I bet he can't wait as well.  That means he will soon, hopefully, be released back to where he came from.

Hope you enjoyed a little break from the typically crafty posts.  Until next time.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Always love your critter photos! Thanks for sharing!