Carlo the coyote pup is now in the care of a wildlife rehabilitator.
"He should have been with his mom."
Orphaned raccoons. Battered owls. Confused boobies. Roughly 350 animals are being treated at the South Florida Wildlife Center.
A great deal of that hands-on rehab is performed by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, my wife Carolyn among them. With the urging then of my very special volunteer and following plans provided by our professional wildlife staff, we've constructed a spacious enclosure in our backyard.
Many of us grew up being told raccoons definitely have rabies when they are seen during the day. However, a raccoon that's active during the day is not necessarily sick or dangerous.
In our care, of course, staff and volunteers replace those parents. The surrogate moms are tuned into kitchen timers which