Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our Baby Beaver & A Crazy Week!

I think the last couple of weeks could go down as the craziest in a long time for us! What a busy escapade it was! During our hikes down to the ravine we came across a bear eating all these adorable baby beavers, and we were able to save the last baby.

Meet our latest addition(temporarily) peanut! Hes about a week old.

It appears EVERYONE was getting attached to him. We called a variety of shelters but couldn't get any help until after the long weekend. So in the meantime there was some serious prepping to do!
We needed to set him up a play space out side & inside as baby beavers known as "kits" require alot of handling,grooming, and nursing for the first few months.

The poor darling.... in the middle of this my latest birds had all arrived & we were trying to make room for 22 new heritage turkeys, and 13 Sussex hens and 3 Sussex roosters in brooders. They all arrived safe & sound in this cute little shipping box.

These are some crazy curious turkeys!

The sweetest girls inspecting their new home, its sure better than the tiny exploding box of poultry!

We went back to the ravine to see if we could find another baby beaver that might have escaped and walked up and down for quite some time but were out of luck.

We found the baby tracks but no more babies in sight.

Worked on a homemade trellis for my chicken coop, it turned out pretty cute.

On Tuesday after the long weekend someone finally returned our called back about Peanut
and we had to send him away to a wonderful wild animal shelter a few hours away called
 "Northern Lights animal shelter". They were so great to take him in ,as its a huge commitment because they rehab them for 3 years before being released back into nature.

I know this is a fuzzy picture but I had to share it ,as Peanuts finally feeding before we had to send him away. We knew it was best but we had cared for him for  4 days and woke to do feedings every 3 hours, it was quite a job. But totally worth it :)
Hope you had a great weekend!

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Gorges Smythe said...

Never heard of saving a beaver....until now. Bless you for your kindness.

Nancy said...

Awww, he is so cute and I'm happy you were able to save him and find him a rehab.

Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

A huge Awwwww moment. I kept calling my granddaughter (7) over to see the photos, especially the kid pool and the adorable bottle photo. I didn't know bears ate beaver and how did you manage to get it away from a bear?

Mary Ann said...

Have just found your great blog... I have nursed baby squirrels but NEVER a beaver! Kudos to you!

Angie said...

Ah thanks guys, it was a really neat experience! Not very often in life do we get a chance to hold & nurture wild animals!

Kim said...

So glad you were able to save that last baby beaver and that you found a rehab for it. We have beavers in the pond behind our house. No bears though, thank goodness!