Town Square

Post a New Topic

Environmental Volunteers rescues baby raccoons in Baylands

Original post made on Jul 4, 2012

The new mother probably wandered away for just a few minutes, but she never returned to the spot where she left her two infant raccoons. Without intervention, the little ones, whose eyes were still closed, would probably have perished in the cold, damp Baylands air or been attacked by predators. Fortunately, Palo Alto's Environmental Volunteers were there to help.

This story contains 468 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by cc
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Could the mom be the one hit by a car on the freeway?


Like this comment
Posted by frankly
a resident of Barron Park
on Jul 5, 2012 at 7:52 am

cute while small but really let them stay in natural setting. not everything is meant to have a long life. wait till you find them in your home or haven't you noticed them usung the sewers to move around.


Like this comment
Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jul 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

That's storm drains, not sewers.


Like this comment
Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jul 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

So the org profiled just helped, along with PAAS and it's PHS's Wildlife Rescue that's doing all of the work. Huh. Misleading headline because they just corralled the critters.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 11,420 views

Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 4,470 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 3,507 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,389 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 1 comment | 216 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE