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Old 07-23-2009, 03:47 PM
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Sara, number 7, was added to the outside enclosure this morning.

Here's her story:

she was found about 2 weeks ago on the side of a road, hugging her dead sibling, close to death herself from starvation and dehydration. It was safe to conclude that they were orphans and human intervention was necessary.

The lady who found her took her home and nursed her back to health. After a week, Sara became so aggressive that the lady made the right choice and contacted a licensed rehabber. Me.

Sara is about 9 weeks old. She spent her time in quarantine which was completed this morning and she was ready to be added to the rest of the gang.

At first I put her in a crate (I had to use leather gloves or would be minus a few fingers by now) and placed the crate in the enclosure. I opened the crate door an hour later.

This is what happened:



Half an hour after that, all 7 were up on a shelf and getting comfy.

An hour ago it was feeding time. Sara is the only one drinking formula out of a bowl. The Abilenians still take the bottle and the 3 bigger ones don't care about formula anymore. They want real food.

But if you think that any of my six can so much as look at a bowl Sara has claimed as hers and get away with it, you are mistaken!

ALL 6 came running when Sara let out that growl spread eagled over her precious bowl, and tried to climb up my legs.

Now you have to picture this (thank goodness I didn't have the camera with me!):

I prefer to wear scrubs in this heat. They are so easy to wash and easy to put on with just a rubber band holding it up. But that rubber band could not withstand 6 raccoons!!!

Before I knew it I had my pants around my ankles (yes, I wore underwear!), struggling to keep my balance, hands full of bottles and a couple of raw eggs go flying everywhere, while my 6 are STILL trying to climb up my legs, holding on to my bare skin! I step on the edge of one of the metal bowls which flips up and over and splatters poo poo water all over us too with a big loud bang!

Sara however couldn't care less, she never even stopped drinking her formula.

No more shaving legs for at least a week for this scratching post...ouch!! lol
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:30 PM
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Rofl=I think
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Old 07-23-2009, 05:26 PM
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LOL! We couldn't do what we do if I had no sense of humor, right?

Here's Sara, still not so sure:







that's a big chunk of ice.





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