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WILDLIFE CARE IN NEW JERSEY USA - Continued

By Dan Shea



Raccoon
Meeko, an adult male raccoon, was kept as a pet for a year and is unreleasable.



A female opossum joey, one of ten opossums of the same litter whose mother was killed on a highway. Just above my pinky finger is the beginnings of pouch development. All ten opossums were successfully released. Opossum Joey



Baby Striped Skunk Infant striped skunks whose mother was killed by a cat. They were successfully released a month and a half after their arrival at the refuge.



A woodchuck going for a walk in my front yard. Even though this picture was not taken at the wildlife refuge, this is one of the many species the refuge cares for each year. Woodchuck



Bobcat Young female bobcat who was found wandering around an industrial property without her mother and brought to the refuge in August 2004. She was released during the first week of December 2004 as a well-functioning cat, eager to go.




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