Today Linda from the Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary came to our farm to release seven rehabilitated raccoons!
THere were four in one cage and three in the other. Linda drove her van all the way down our grassy "cow lane" to the wood lot, near the Beaudette River. We took the cages out of the back of the van. Linda opened them up, and we stood back and watched the youngsters fly free...
...or waddle free, as the case may be! They didn't exactly hurtle off into the trees. They took their own sweet time about moving on.
One intrepid soul ventured forth...
...and another follower along, heading towards the river.
Some of the others stuck around a little longer, snacking and checking things out.
Adorable, are they not? And fluffy and healthy!
Bye bye, raccoons! Good luck in the wild.
Linda's van did an excellent job of off-roading.
The Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is a registered charity and is funded solely by donations. They can use your help! Please consider sending them a donation, and/or becoming a member. You'll find all the info you need right here. They have lots of cute pictures on their website and Facebook page.
We're hoping to have more releases here in the future!