|Certainly one of the more hair-raising stories is this one where we were called by a local saw mill. The trunk of a large tree had already gone through debarking and was ready to be sliced|
when one of the terrirfied raccoon cubs finally had the courage to pop her head out to see what in the world was going on.
Luckily she was not only seen, but her life and the lives of her two brothers respected. WildCare Inc. ended up with three orphans.
It is amazing that they had survived the felling of their tree home, the trip to the saw mill, and one trip through the mill process.The cubs were bottle fed raccoon formula until they were weane, wormed for parasites, and cared for by a trained volunteer on the raccoon team. They grew over the next three months into fat and healthy wild animals ready for the challenge of the natural world.
The female continued to be the alpha cub throughout their foster care, even though her brothers grew larger than she. As a cub, she led them to safety. As an adult, to freedom