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Tiggywinkles

by on Oct.23, 2016, under Animals, Health, Nature

There are a lot of saints we probably haven't heard of. We're familiar with the popular ones, like Saint Patrick, Patron Saint of People Getting Drunk in His Honor, and Saint Francis of Assisi, known for his strong affection for animals. We know some of the more obscure ones, like Saint Guinefort: We're not sure about Saint Tiggywinkles, but we are in awe of his works. tbird1 Tiggywinkles is the world's leading wildlife hospital. It was founded in 1978 by Les and Sue Stocker, along with their son Colin. Until 1983 the Stockers funded their work from their savings. Then in February of that year the project became a Registered Charity with the official title of The Wildlife Hospital Trust. thedgehog1 They've helped a variety of species, including badgers, owls, swan, and deer. During the drought of 1984, they began to see more hedgehogs, and worked to raise awareness of their plight, asking people to leave out water and dog food for them. Many people started looking more closely at their local hedgehogs, and so many were brought in for treatment for injuries that the hospital opened a new shed as a Hedgehog-Only unit, and called it "St. Tiggywinkles." sdeer1 The hospital continues to look after all species of wildlife that are brought in, rehabilitating and releasing into the wild if possible, or keeping the animals in as natural an environment as possible at the hospital. Euthanasia is a last resort. trabbit1 While the hospital doesn't turn any wild animal away, avian tbird2 prey, or predator
Jeff Moore 28/12/08 St Tiggywinkles wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire have seen their share in casualties this year with 10,203 animals passing through the centre. These includes the following which have been rescued and cared for over the past 12 months: 2500 hedgehogs, 1600 pigeons, 720 ducks, 710 blackbirds, 465 collared doves, 420 deer, 400 rabbits, 230 swans, 200 mice, 192 robins, 180 foxes, 130 badgers, 125 bats, 126 owls, 76 geese, 40 frogs, 31 grass snakes and 1 cuckoo! Picture shows: A four week old fox cub recovering  at hospital in May after suffering a broken back  leg.

Hedgehogs are still among the favorites.

thedgehog2 Some of the animals are up for adoption. If you're looking for a weasel, stoat, or polecat rex-polecat or perhaps a buzzard or a badger badger_adopt Or a hedgehog European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) with plaster on leg, St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, Haddenham, UK St. Tiggywinkles is the patron saint of baby wild animals. thedgehog3
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The Deadliest Game

by on Aug.21, 2010, under Animals, Crime, Weapons

In Dog runs over man, makes it look like accident, we saw yet another example of animals preying on humans in their own habitat.  Now the animal kingdom has struck another blow against humanity. 47-year-old William Amos, of Export, Pa. was found dead under his motorcycle after an "accident" involving a deer. When Pennsylvania State Troopers came across the scene in Slickville, they saw a dead deer on Route 819, and a wrecked bike with Amos underneath.  He wasn't wearing a helmet, and they assumed he died from injuries resulting from the collision. But when they lifted the 1982 Harley Davidson off Amos' body, they found a gun belonging to Amos -- and then discovered a bullet wound in the back of his head. "There was a fracture to the rear of his head, and the gun laying on the ground. We decided to collect other evidence and send him for autopsy,"  said Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Cycak.

Deer Rifle

Cycak said the leg injuries that were caused by the bike crash would have been painful but not fatal. Ultimately the coroner ruled that William Mark Amos died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, although he admits that a self-inflicted gunshot to the back of the head would be awkward and difficult. A shot to the back of the head like that is frequently referred to as an "execution style" killing. As always, we urge everybody to treat animals with respect. Four happy kids out on the water with a dog.  How many will come back?
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