An affinity for animals; osprey footage; bobcat rescued; Gus goes home

An affinity for animals
Learn what a day at Rowena Wildlife Clinic is like in this story recently published in The Dalles Chronicle.


Osprey preparing to dive, courtesy of NASAWatch this amazing U-Tube footage of ospreys catching fish!


10,000+ birds die at Klamath Basin
Standing in line for scarce water behind both endangered fish and agriculture, Lower Klamath Lake has watched one marsh after another dry up in recent years. Now migratory geese, ducks and other waterfowl that come here by the millions, following the Pacific Flyway, are so closely packed together that an outbreak of avian cholera has killed more than 10,000 birds, mostly pintail ducks, Ross’ geese, snow geese and now coots. Read the rest of the story in the Oregonian.


Bobcat rescued from snare

These two videos by Predator Defense make a powerful statement against the trapping of wildlife. In this rare case, fortunately, the ending was a happy one.

Part 1

Part 2

Gus finds a home!
GusRemember uber-friendly Gus from a previous post? Well, I’m happy to report that he and a roommate at Columbia Gorge Cat Rescue just found a great new home with a Washington state couple. After being abandoned and fending for himself for quite some time, it’s heartwarming to know that Gus is getting the good life he deserves.

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