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CROW Case of the Week: Mange (Northern Raccoon #18-3394)


Mange is nothing to be taken lightly. It is defined as “a skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites and occasionally communicable to humans. It typically causes severe itching, hair loss and the formation of scabs and lesions.” more...

CROW Animal Ambassador Gets New Lease on Life in the Wild


Shelldon, an adult male gopher tortoise, first arrived at CROW’s wildlife hospital on July 4, 2015 after being struck by a vehicle and dragged along the pavement for a short distance. As a result of the incident, Shelldon suffered carapace (upper shell) fractures, loss of a majority of his front claws and 70% of his plastron (under shell) was degloved, or scraped away. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Baby Squirrels


This time of year, the room is filled with baby eastern gray squirrels. Unfortunately, most of these young squirrels have reportedly fallen from their nest or been dislodged during strong storms. In many of these cases, the immature mammals are in good health and are brought to CROW unnecessarily. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Barred Owl (#18-3255)


The barred owl (Strix varia) is a good-sized owl with a large round head without ear tufts. It gets its name from the sides of its head which are barred with light and dark colors. The woodland bird has wide dark eyes that it utilizes to hunt from its tall perch when it preys on amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates and other small mammals. more...

CROW Case of the Week: Little Blue Heron (#18-3244)


The little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) is relatively small as compared to other herons. Its modest size is in contrast to its long legs and dagger-like bill, which it utilizes with a patient, stand-andwait approach on its prey. This predatory action is much like its larger cousin, the great blue heron. more...