2 Baby Woodchucks in Grass

2021 Groundhog Day Forecast

Will Punxsutawney Phil See His Shadow? Well, we will know this upcoming Tuesday on Groundhog Day. Phil will be coming out of his little burrow to see if he can or can not see his shadow. According to the story, if a groundhog sees his shadow, we will have six more winter weeks. However, if…

Love in the Air, Raccoons in the Chimney (thumbnail)

Love in the Air, Raccoons in the Chimney 

It’s February, and you know what that means…it’s the month of love! Every store is covered in pink and red with hearts, balloons, flowers, stuffed animals, and, most importantly, chocolate. Some people are celebrating Valentine’s Day, and romantic love, others Valentine’s Day, and important friendships, and others are not celebrating at all. Even some animals are getting into the spirit of the month, though maybe not in ways we humans will enjoy.

Help, I’ve Found a Baby Deer!

So far this season we have received numerous calls from concerned citizens, most of which go something like this: “Hi, we found a baby deer that’s abandoned, the mom isn’t anywhere around. What do we do?” Our best advice for these people? Do nothing. Nine times out of ten, the baby deer that the caller…

Ringo the Raccoon

When I was a child, my cousins and their family had a raccoon named Ringo. It wasn’t a fully-grown raccoon, just a juvenile that they had found while hunting, perhaps recently orphaned. Regardless of how it came about exactly, they brought this young raccoon home and raised it for a time. They lived out in…

The More You Know: Rabies

There are various diseases that are carried by wild animals that can cause harm to humans or their four-legged companions. We will be highlighting some of the most serious, common, or notorious diseases that fall into this category in a series of blog posts. Today we will be taking a closer look at rabies. Rabies…

More Squirrels

There are five species of squirrels found in the state of Wisconsin: gray, fox, red, and southern and northern flying squirrels. All are very visible and very abundant in our area, except for the nocturnal flying squirrels that are rarely seen. Squirrels can be cute to watch, but can also be responsible for stripping bark…