A cat raided a rabbit’s nest. Hopefully this 9 day old cottontail, with eyes still closed, will grow strong & then when old enough be returned to the wild.
This time of year babies of various species are brought to DVWR for care. Two Great Horned Owls recently arrived and received excellent prognosis. Once they achieve a certain level of growth and demonstrate hunting abilities they will be returned to the wild.
A Red-tailed Hawk will be released in early 2014. Injured on Highway 395 in Douglas County, NV., the Red-tailed Hawk successfully recovered at Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop. For information on Red-tailed Hawks click on the Nevada Department of Wildlife link below. http://www.ndow.org/Species/Birds/Red-tailed_Hawk/