Friday, October 13, 2006

wildlife rescue center



Jenny and I volunteer at the wildlife rescue center, which takes injured or orphaned wild animals, rehabilitates them, then releases them back into the wild. Sometimes we have to wait until the next feeding, especially with the squirrels, so I've been taking my little sketchpad and drawing some of our patients.
This snapping turtle sits in the bathtub in water as he waits for his shell to heal. He was run over by a commercial mower, but the man operating the machine at least had the heart to bring the turtle in. We're not trained to care for snapping turtles yet. So we watch from afar. He's about 14 inches in diameter. Not a small fellow.

5 comments:

suzanne said...

I really like the opossum. He looks like he is posing for you.

Lin said...

FANTASTIC!! Youv'e captured these beautifully!!!

casey toussaint said...

These are really nice. I like the quality of your line drawings

Anonymous said...

Great animal sketches. Of course, I love animals anyway. But they are such cute little critters.

Jana Bouc said...

These are such charming and compassionate drawings. How great that you are helping to care for these poor little critters and you get to draw them too. Nice work!