Got my first Fall baby in this morning! Unlike many other wildlife who just have their babies in the spring time, opossums on average have two litters in a year, sometimes three. Now that all of my late Spring born babies and early Summer born babies are being released and I am getting empty cages again, new babies are going to start coming in to fill up those cages!
Kathy, another volunteer for Critter Creek Wildlife Station, called me last night about two little ones with their eyes still closed that she received and asked if I could come get them today. Unfortunately, one of the siblings didn't make it through the night. They were found on the side of the road with their deceased mother, so it is very likely that the little one could have had some internal injuries. The other sibling is doing well though. This is the little girl in the picture that I picked up earlier when I met up with Kathy, she just got done being fed and is lapping up some of the left over formula that ended up on my finger and her hands. She is very active which is a good sign and is now currently sleeping in a fleece pouch that I made.