A baby javelina was found by the Sedona Police Department and brought to us by Animal Control. He was discovered abandoned at a Sedona Hillside complex. The person who found him thought he may have been hit by a car. About a day or two old, he was in bad shape with one eye swollen shut and very dehydrated. The little guy’s eye eventually opened several days later after regular flushing and cleaning. About eight days later, he was transferred to South West Wildlife Center, thanks to Dan Blake of Scottsdale, Arizona. Unfortunately, the javelina is not releasable due to being blind in one eye, but otherwise seems quite healthy and will now have a home with others of his kind. To see him, click HERE.
Also to arrive were two baby hummers about a week old. (Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get a decent photo of them!) Currently they are buzzing around and about ready for release. NOTE: Hummingbirds do not survive and thrive on sugar water and rainbows alone--they also eat insects, which give them protein. Without the essential protein, complications and/or growth abnormalities can and will happen.
Lastly, a raccoon baby about six weeks old was brought in by an animal re-locator, having been abandoned by its mother. Raccoons have no sight until about four weeks of age. This little one was not imprinted or habituated, and more than a little bit feisty! He is doing well and we figure he has a good chance of surviving in the wild once he is released.