Chimpunk or Ground Squirrel?
This a 13-lined Ground Squirrel. We have gotten several calls lately for chipmunks. How do we know they aren't chipmunks - take a look at his stripes! Ground Squirrels are smaller than chipmunks and their stripes are different.
Also, in Nebraska we don't have many chipmunks except in a couple areas like along the eastern edge of Nebraska and the western edge of the Panhandle.
Just for fun, if you have seen a wild chipmunk in NE, let us know!
This Ground Squirrel was probably washed out of his den during the latest rains. He's doing well in rehab and will be released later this summer.
Baby Wood Ducks
These ducklings were found in Scribner, Nebraska, by someone who saw the mom killed by a dog.
These guys have little toenails that allow them to climb out of their nest and jump into the water when Mom calls them.
We will rehab them until they are able to be released. Wood Ducks are capable of flight about two months after hatching!
Vikki Henry - Omaha Wildlife Rehabber