What a Sticky Situation
Kestrel Caught in Trash Can
Sometimes, raptors can get themselves into some pretty funny situations. This American Kestrel was probably hunting the mice that were scrounging in a local dumpster. While an enterprising way to find dinner, this little falcon was probably very surprised when the dumpster lid closed, trapping him inside!
He was stuck in the dumpster for an unknown amount of time, and while he was enclosed he was busy...getting very, very dirty. By the time he was found, he was completely covered in the sticky, fetid grease that had been disposed of in the dumpster. His feathers were completely useless, and he could not fly.
At the RMRP he was given several baths (who knew raptors needed spa days?) to clean the grease from his feathers. Luckily, despite the bad hair day, he had no injuries and his feathers were not damaged. A couple of weeks later with his feathers back in prime condition he was released back to the wild.
YOU are the reason the RMRP was there to give this little falcon a much needed spa day. He and so many others need your help to return to the wild. Please donate
Gala Dinner and Benefit Auction
You are invited:
The RMRP 24th Annual Gala Dinner
and Benefit Auction will be held February 25th, 2017 from 5pm to 9:30pm at the Fort Collins Hilton. Tickets will go on sale on January 1st, 2017.
This amazing night of glitz and glamour is full of activities, sumptuous food, and gorgeous raptors. Over 200 items will be up for auction; everything from exotic vacations to massages to hand made pottery to unspeakably beautiful paintings.
If you have an item you would like to donate, you can contact Lisa Winta at 970-484-7756 or Lisa@rmrp.org. We are always looking for new and exciting things to offer the attendees! There are still many sponsorship opportunities - let us showcase your business!
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