Wildlife

Bull moose in the Grand Tetons with a rope knotted in his antlers

Bull moose in the Grand Tetons with a rope knotted in his antlers

I have always loved animals, all animals.  Right after high school I went to work for an equine veterinarian where I worked for over 18 years and after that I was a small animal technician for about 10 years.  I still work with veterinarians now, just in a different industry.

I worked for 5 years at the marine mammal center where we rescued and rehabilitated elephant seals, sea lions, harbor seals and an occasional dolphin or small whale.  It was very rewarding work.  These animals wouldn’t have needed us if it weren’t for actions of careless people or abusive people who did cruel things to them.  When they were well enough to go home their releases back into the wild were more like celebrations than good-byes.

Coyote hunting for voles near Canyon in Yellowstone National Park

Coyote hunting for voles near Canyon in Yellowstone National Park

Growing up I had dreams of having a rescue and rehab center where I could take in wild animals like raccoons, foxes, bear cubs and others who were injured that just needed some help and care for awhile before they could be released back to their homes.  I put my dreams on hold so that others could live theirs.  The dream only faded but it was never replaced.  In the meantime I was brought wild burros and domestic horses that needed help.

Life takes different twists and turns, when mine did I turned to the animals I had given so much of my life to to help me.  When I needed answers I would sit, watch and listen.  It wasn’t a verbal, spoken answer that I needed and if I listened hard enough I would eventually learn the answer.

Bison walking through snow in Hayden Valley

Bison walking through snow in Hayden Valley

2 thoughts on “Wildlife

  1. I(WENDY SELLS) really care about the wolfs as well as the horses because the wild horses are so very lovely horses with the beautiful eyes along with the wolfs as well and keep the wolfs alive for ever because if all of the wolfs are gone people will be asking the forestry about what happened to the wolfs because they would like to know very much, from Wendy Sells

  2. with all of the wolfs are just so very lovely because the wolfs have the lovely eyes as well as the sound of the wolf and all of the people just don’t understand about the wolfs that have lovely eyes for a wolf and I(WENDY SELLS)do because I care about the wolfs as well as the wild horses also. from Wendy Sells

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