Yesterday I got a call about a young beaver in trouble so I made the arrangements and went and got her.
This poor girl is in really rough shape. She’s just skin and bones.
She has a bite out of her tail like Pudge had!
A college student found her along a walking trail, laying on her side and covered with flies. He thought she was dead. He found online and called my ‘beaver mentor’ in New York and she got him in touch with me.
Once I got a look at her I knew we had a long road ahead of us. She is extremely underweight and absolutely COVERED with deer ticks. The ones around and inside her ears, around her eyes, and covering her face are the ones that you can actually see. What you can’t see, because of a beavers thick fur, is that most of her body is also covered.
I took her to see the vet and had blood work done, and x-rays. So we know for sure that she has no broken bones and that she is indeed a girl. She is probably about a year old. She is anemic, has pneumonia, and her blood sugar was very low.
I started on the tick removal process and antibiotics yesterday and got her settled into the greenhouse until we know she’s healthy enough to introduce to B.B.
This one is old enough to have learned some natural beaver behavior from her family so I’m praying that she and BB get along well and the knowledge can be passed along. If they DON’T get along I’m not sure what the heck I’m gonna do!!
All prayers and good thoughts are appreciated!