Friday, June 19, 2009

No rest for the weary...

Hi kids,

I’m still up to my fetlocks in alligators. I take one to the vet to be put down and come home with two…

Had to drive up to Ellijay yesterday to pick up a RSH from Appalachian AH. He has a fracture in one of the forearm bones. The other bone is intact and will stabilize it so it’s just cage rest for our wacky friend… You can tell which one is the boo-boo wing…


I was able to release the Barred owl last evening that originally I thought came from Lake Allatoona, but I mis-understood (what else is new). He was the one that got tangled up in some fishing line in a tree. This little guy has a missus and cruises a private lake up in Ballground; the coolest compound you’ve ever seen. We had a police escort in the form of a golf cart when we drove in and ALL the relatives who had a hand in the rescue were on hand for the happy day! A hearty THANKS to Alison and her kin for helping this little guy out…


Wally the Crow, whose name I have changed to Carl! is in his new digs. He’s fine physically now and all he needs is some time to grow. I am trying to place him somewhere because if I try to hack him here, he will become LUNCH!


Speaking of lunch…he eats better than I do… cat food, dog food, grapes, cherries, veggie medley… He drops the lima beans in his water dish… I don’t blame him!


Can you find the kitty in this pic?


The baby Cooper’s hawk is growing like a weed and pulled food for the first time yesterday!

I’m doing follow up care on this young Red-tailed hawk who came from the governor’s mansion property. Her name is…”Sonny” (of course) and she had been attacked by something with TEETH. Poked a hole in her skull AND next to her right nare (nose hole). Lots of maggot pulling later and she’ll live. However, for some reason she is not the least bit interested in flying, but she can run like the Hounds of Hell are after her! That cowlick up between her eyes is where bone shards and said maggots were extracted…


…and here is Maxine, just saying ‘hello’…

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog....m.

Monteen McCord
P.O. Box 130
Holly Springs, Ga
30142
www.hawktalk.org

2 Comments:

At September 5, 2009 at 9:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admire what you do for these birds. We need more animal and bird lovers in this world.

Burton Fletcher
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At September 5, 2009 at 9:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admire what you do for these birds. We need more animal and bird lovers in this world.

Burton Fletcher
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