On the 3rd I got a young male juvenile in. Remember Gus from March 25th and Frank from the 28th? Well, this is Ralph, found from the same address. Quite possibly a sibling. He was also found during the day and was severely infested with fleas. Slightly anemic like his brothers, he got all his fleas removed immediately before getting some rehydration fluids and being laid down in a warm, soft bed.
On the 5th, while watering her flower bed, the little boy pictured in the middle came running out on to the grass of a lady's yard. She felt horrible for getting him wet, but wasn't sure how to handle him. she was able to get him in to a bucket and called animal control who then directed her to me. I told her to get it some towels or something so it could burrow in it before I got there. Once getting him I found him to be dehydrated, weak, and rather thin. He definitely had fallen off of his mother before knowing how to find his own food. He slept in my shirt, staying warm, on the drive home before I was able to care for him at home.
On the 6th a friend of mine called saying she checked a hit-by-car opossum on the way to work and found the little baby, pictured to the right, in the pouch. She she found her she was ice cold and my friend thought she may have been too late. But the baby just barely moved her leg so my friend snatched her up to get her warm. Once at work she got the baby on the heating pad and that's when she called me. The baby has a few bruises and is weak, so I am hoping she will pull through.
On the 8th a lady called me about a baby cottontail that he cat brought to the house. Once she brought it to me, honestly, I was surprised it was still alive. It's left ear was partially torn off, had multiple puncture wounds throughout body and it had a puncture wound near tear duct of left eye. With no open wounds to mend, I did all that I could by just setting it up in a comfortable bed and getting some antibiotics in it. Unfortunately, it did not make it through the night. While getting up in the middle of the night to feed the pinky opossum that was brought to me on the 6th, I found the cottontail deceased in its bed. I am happy to say it had a warm and safe place to pass though, instead of being further injured and dying outside with the cat.
On the 10th I got a group of seven babies. Three boys and four boys in total. They're all looking healthy and will be raised until old enough for release.
Today on the 12th an elder adult female that was caught in a trap was brought to me. Luckily she did not suffer any injuries from being trapped, but with the hair missing from different areas of her body it was easy to tell that she is over two years old, possibly nearing three years old, which is lucky for an opossum in the wild. She immediately went for the food I put out for her once she was placed in one of the prerelease enclosures.