Did you know that the Virginia opossum (D. virginiana) is North America's only marsupial Momma opossum can have one to three litters in a year, and while they can have more than 30 young born at a time, she only has 13 teats in her pouch so there is a race once they are born. These surviving joeys will remain in the pouch for around 2-3months and will leave Mom completely at 4 or 5 months. This particular opossum was spotted at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge this week on #wildwednesday #wildlifeeducation #naturenerd #nealsmithnationalwildliferefuge #virginiaopossum #nawildbytes
A quick #wildwednesday from the oldest children’s book shop, Once Upon A Time. Two fun facts: 1)books there are arranged alphabetically by title, and 2) our typist’s husband used to get email 📧 intended for the store because he has a similar domain address. #kidlit #kidbookstagram
Luther was a M/F but funny as fuck! TBT💩🗣️WHO YOU SUPPOSED TO BE.. GODDAMN MIGHTY MORPHAN FUCKIN' POWER RANGER! 🙄😂😂 #SetItOff
I hope everyone has had a #wildwednesday! Everything about Expedition Everest is WILD! I mean you’re racing through the snowy Himalayas, while encountering a Yeti! But my question is if you could only do one thing at Animal Kingdom, what would you choose!
The answer for today’s Wild Wednesday is....Elanna our female Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo at @woodlandparkzoo! Good job everybody! I’m so impressed with how you get these right every week. I’m pretty sure I would fail most of these myself! If you want to quiz me please inbox me with a picture to try and stump me! It might be easy to stump me though haha. To learn more about the Tree Kangaroo and woodland parks conservation program visit our website. Link in my bio!
We sometimes have foxes who visit our backyard, but this time we thought something was amiss. #Foxes are normally very shy and bolt instantly when human are near. This time the pair of foxes we saw were lethargic and didn’t seem to mind when I came around the corner with my camera snapping away like an idiot. The first one just stared back as if to say “Yeah” I took a few photos of the first one and then they joined each other on our back deck repeatedly scratching their already tattered tufts of fur. Eventually they left, but we were concerned about the odd behavior. One thing that we thought was that they might have rabies, but I always thought of rabies being more aggressive and foaming at the mouth. They just looked tired to us. After a quick google search we found out it was most likely mange, or Sarcoptic #Mange to be precise. It’s a small parasitic mite that burrows under the skin and causes inflamed skin and itching to such an extent that they can’t sleep. This fits what we saw in our backyard pair. We reached out to a local group called Wild Bunch Wildlife Rehabilitation that handles this sort of thing. We were concerned that feeding our wild foxes food would keep them coming back, but they informed us foxes are very skittish and once they feel better they will resume being skittish. We are pleased to say that we have seen our foxes in much better shape after we completed the treatments. You can see more information and details on the treatment at @foxwood_wildlife_rescue . We used a hard boiled egg to deliver the medicine. As for the after pictures, you’ll have to wait until next time. #wildwednesday #wildbackyard
Happy #wildwednesday and yeah, we are starting that, and since this is our first ever #hashtag we would like to pair it with some bad ass artwork by the legendary @coreypaneart, 11/30/18, @archstreettavern, with some amazing talent joining us, @no_mind_music and @elleseramusic, music starts at eight thirty and doesn’t stop until the bar stock is empty, see you gorgeous humans there. Kisses.
Spending time making some goodies (chocolate chip and salted caramel cookies) in preparation for my special guests who arrive this week and before settling in to watch “A Million Little Things”. #cookies #bake #baking #wildwednesday
A #WildWednesday Save the Date for all Citizen Science volunteers!
On December 2, we’re holding an event to share what we have accomplished together, what we do with your data, and share feedback on the program.
RSVP required, and more info on our website, www.couchichingconserv.ca