Here is a picture of the cottontail rabbit who is a patient at the hospital because of the fires in Palm Bay last month. He is recovering well, but still has some more healing to do before he can be released.
Least tern babies are also starting to arrive in large numbers. Their parents nest on flat gravel roofs of large building because there is so little undisturbed beach area left. If there isn't something around the edge of the roof to keep them safe, sometimes they run right off the edge.
Florida Wildlife Hospital has already admitted over 1,800 patients this year! We still have several months of baby season and fall migration to go! With so many patients, I hear the food bills (for all kinds of strange and unusual stuff) are huge! That's why Florida Wildlife Hospital has several fund raising events each year. Our next event, which I always attend, is the 6th annual "Born To Be Wild" Poker Run on August 17th. More information is available on the website at: http://www.floridawildlifehospital.org/ under events.