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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Working with Wildlife

Have I mentioned I was an animal keeper?

Me & baby Gracie Bobcat
You can read about this incredible experience at Geogypsytraveler by clicking here.

21 comments:

Diane C. said...

Wow, what a fascinating experience working with those animals, and you have great pictures too! I didn't know that porcupines have soft hair on their faces. That ferret is cute. We had a couple of ferrets who were into everything, had to lock all the cupboards and fridge.

Arija said...

What a wondrous life you have led! I am quite envious.

Cheryl Ann said...

What a wonderful experience! You'll have to come visit the Living Desert Reserve in my town, Palm Desert, sometime!

Deslilas said...

A smart way of doing a difficult job.
Thanks for the post.

Quiet Paths said...

I really loved this post. All I can say is thank you for what you did and for being involved. Great story and photos.

Powell River Books said...

What an important thing to do. We lived in Los Angeles County near a park, but surrounded by city. We still had lots of wildlife in our area: coyotes, road runners, possums, racoons, hawks, owls and lots of little critters. Now I live in the wilderness, but don't see half as much wildlife. Probably because I live on the water at the base of a steep rock cliff. - Margy

dowhatyoulove said...

sounds like a most amazing experience. It would be great to work with all those different animals. I grew up with MANY domestic animals, so I understand the responsibility of taking care of creatures, and I have always been amazed at how poorly some people treat the animals in their lives. And how people think that wild animals will make cute pets......

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Wow!! Love these!! Bakerfield has to be the driest, dustiest place I was ever in. LOL!! I would always try to get through it as soon as possible. :) I love ALL the pictures Gaelyn,especially the bobcat.

George said...

This was definitely a fascinating experience. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Babooshka said...

Incredible way to spend your life and so worthwhile

Susie of Arabia said...

You are so awesome and lucky to be able to do the things you do!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It is sad that wild animals have ever to be caged, but if there is a health problem and their lives can be prolonged and be happy at the same time, then I am all for it. Always educational as well to see how these animals live at close quarters.
Another comment added to your most viewed post! Diane

Craver Vii said...

That sounds like the most amazing time!! It was VERY different from living in Downers Grove, huh?

Jo said...

Gaelyn, what an amazing story! I only "met" you online as a blogger towards the end of 2009. So I've popped in two years later to comment. Well done on an honourable job at CALM. Is the centre still active? Jo

Janie said...

This sounds like a fascinating experience. I'd love to volunteer in a place like that.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Is it me, or do volunteers end up doing all the work?

Kathiesbirds said...

An amazing post Gaelyn! I have heard that mule dear are dangerous. You would never guess it from all the Bambi movies and books! I'm surprised about the pocupine's soft face! Sounds like it was a great experience! Thanks for pointing us here!

helena.heliotrope said...

Oh my word, there are so many adorable animals in this post! How lucky to be able to work with and learn about so many unusual varieties. I especially like the ringtail cat and the kit fox!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a cool experience to work with all these animals. That cat looked scary to me. I am an animal lover and all the pictures are wonderful.

Francisca said...

I see I'm not the only one eager to boost your stats! :-D It's an interesting post, about you doing good as a keeper of wildlife, and you're showing wonderful critters, yet I'm still curious what drove the big number traffic here (beyond your loyal blogging fans). Could it be your keyword and link to CALM?

Garry Hayes said...

I missed this post a long time ago, too. I took my geology classes to the CALM zoo quite a few times when they still had a good fossil collection. We had spent the night at Ming Lake, and then searched for sharkteeth on the hills above the zoo. After finding a few teeth, it was neat to see some of the larger speciments. I liked visiting with the badger while my students looked at fossils!

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