Monday, 30 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
It may just be me but don't you think Black Rats are really pretty? If you can call a rat pretty then the black rat must be it!!!
Update: Toni the Tawny Owl went to School yesterday and was a huge hit with the kids, I feel he will be very popular with visitors and a real asset to the centre
The young weasel is growing very fast and becoming quite a character (Ouch!). He will be on display for the Christmas open period in our Hedgerow display before moving up to one of the photographic pens for our 2010 Spring opening onwards.
Friday, 13 November 2009
This male Tawny Owl arrived at the BWC a little over a year ago from "Animaline" charity where he was rescued and reared from a chick. We origianlly put him out on display in our avairy with our other Tawny Owls until recently we decided to have a "friendly" Tawny Owl for handling purposes. Tony was the obvious choice with his start in life.
We caught him up last weekend and already he is a pro, sitting beautifully on the glove and having done his first private group appearance yesterday evening. On Monday he will have his first School trip when we present a talk on British Owls to Notre Dame Primary School in Lingfield.
Good luck Tony!
Monday, 9 November 2009
Shy on arrival, his first day here at the BWC
This young weasel was caught by a cat and brought to the Centre this last weekend. At first glance of his head popping out of the sock he was in it looked like a young female, but after he decided to emerge to see his new home we realised it was infact a young male from a late litter. For this he is now being kept off display just until he reaches full growth and we know that he has suffered no injuries from the cat that found him.
Currently spending his evenings at home with me
He has settled down and become quite lively, showing off his teeth!
Even starting to use them!!! Luckily he isn't strong enought to break skin... yet!
But he soon wears himself out with all the 'rough 'n' tumble'
He has yet to be named, so any ideas then feel free to let me know.
I will be sure to update you all on his progress and when he eventually goes out into his new home.