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Wildlife Feeling Impact of Drought



Wildlife Rehabilitator and Director of Wildlife Education at the Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, Kari Freidig, gave KAHI’s Sarah McCormick a tour of the facility in Loomis this week.  The facility is usually filled with chittering birds and oftentimes small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and more.

She discussed how the drought is effecting the ecology in the state. She says rats and mice (on the bottom-end of the food chain) are being negatively impacted by the drought, which then effects larger beasts, sending them into more urban areas in search of food and water.

So, when you see a bear swimming in Folsom Lake, she encourages you to “step back and look at the big picture… We’re all sharing this planet.”

There are many ways to support Gold Country Wildlife and their services; pet and hardware store gift certificates, paper towels, cash and your time.  To find out how to volunteer, donate and more check out their webpage.  http://goldcountrywildliferescue.org/

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