Yesterday (April 20) was a busy and exciting day at WRC. As posted earlier, KARE-11′s Jeff Olsen was here for two live shots at 5:30 and 6:30 during the Sunrise News. Live television is always unpredictable and we were saved a very embarrassing moment when the cottontail rabbit we were showing made a break for it – just as we were explaining that it was old enough to be on its own despite its small size. Fortunately Tasha was quick enough to capture it before it got away.
Before we even unlocked at 9 am people were bringing us animals; 61 total for the day. While all are precious and will get our best medical effort, the highlight of the day for me was admitting three tiny Red Fox kits. They were rescued near Bruno Minnesota, about 10 miles southeast of Moose Lake, and taken to the Audubon Center of the Northwoods and subsequently transfered to us. They appear to be healthy but weigh only about one pound each! Hopefully, with proper care and nutrition they’ll be able to be released later this summer.