🔴 MATCHDAY IN DER NORDSTADTHALLE 🔴
Nach dem 26:22 Sieg der 1b gegen die SG Pforzheim/Eutingen II geht’s morgen weiter mit Livesport! Unsere Drittliga-Mannschaft trifft auf die Opossums aus Oppenweiler, die aktuell den 12. Platz in der 3. Liga Süd belegen.
Nach der Knappen Niederlage in Pfullingen will das Hyänenrudel wieder in die Erfolgsspur finden und den nächsten Heimsieg einfahren! 💪🏻 ⏰ Anpfiff 16:30 Uhr
📍 Nordstadthalle Schwetzingen 🆚 HC Oppenweiler/Backnang
#skunks and #raccoons do not #hibernate they enter #torpor which means that they go into a deep sleep during the winter but will still wake up occasionally to eat. You may see them out. They’re not automatically rabid, they’re hungry! Baby raccoons are also often running around while mom naps. #opossums are active all winter long and are almost never rabid. Their body temperatures are usually too low to even carry it! #porcupines don’t hibernate either!
While skunks, raccoons, porcupines, and opossums are #noctornal it is not uncommon to find them out during light hours. It doesn’t mean they’re rabid! These animals will extend their waking hours if they are trying to find more food, such as just after waking from a long sleep, in time of shortage, or if they have babies!
If you see an animal that you think might be sick, help everyone by calling a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Don’t try to handle it yourself or just assume it’s rabid! We’re here to help. The police and even animal control are not always trained in handling #wildlife . We are! #wildliferehab#wildliferescue#wildlifeeducation#rabies#notrabid#wildliferehabilitator#mammals
Someone shot this opossum multiple times in the face with a BB gun. Please leave these critters alone! They may act tough and hiss and growl at you when cornered but they mean you no harm. Just let them go on their way. Remove trash and pet food to keep them from wandering in your yard. Opossums are great to have around because they eat ticks and snails. It is very rare for opossums to carry rabies or distemper and they have resistance to venomous snake bites! We can all learn to live peacefully with wildlife.
The first couple of nights are always the hardest with orphaned animals. I don’t know what they’ve suffered before they’ve made it to to my care, so I’m extra attentive and aware of every movement. Especially opossums. Being in the pouch when the mom gets hit, they could have trauma or internal injuries from the car impact, parasites or bacteria from nursing on the mother too long after death, dehydration or hypothermia. I’m no vet, and I certainly don’t know everything, but I pay attention to how they act and react to know how to move forward. It’s been a sleepless night, and one didn’t make it to the morning, but here’s to fighting chances. 💪🏼
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