CRITTER CHATTER: Let’s go shopping before the spring guests arrive

By Jayne Winters If we’re to believe the groundhog’s prediction that spring will come early this year, it seems appropriate to share a post written…

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CRITTER CHATTER: Wildlife rehab means hard work with no profit

By Jayne Winters Donald and Carleen Cote established the Duck Pond Wildlife Rehab Care Center in Vassalboro in the mid-1960s. What did that involve? To…

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CRITTER CHATTER: New year brings new challenges for Don Cote’s wildlife rehabilitation project

By Jayne Winters In light of Donald Cote’s recent recognition by the Natural Resources Council of Maine for his decades of wildlife rehabilitation work, the…

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Carleen Cote holds the "Spirit of America Award" presented to the Duck Pond Wildlife Care Center in 2015. (Submitted photo)

CRITTER CHATTER: Wildlife sanctuary is still going strong after co-founder’s passing

By Amy Messier Greetings fellow wildlife enthusiasts! Many of you know me as Amy — the volunteer with the apron — who showed up at…

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CRITTER CHATTER: It’s time to say thank-you and good-bye

By Carleen Cote VASSALBORO — It seems like only yesterday when we applied for and received our federal and state rehabilitation permits, and the first…

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Critter Chatter by Carleen Cote: Difficult decisions face caretakers at wildlife center

CRITTER CHATTER Difficult decisions face caretakers at Wildlife Rehabilitaion Center By Carleen Cote VASSALBORO — Another busy baby season has come to an end —…

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CRITTER CHATTER: Life’s speed bumps might slow you down, but the work must continue By Carleen Cote

CRITTER CHATTER Life’s speed bumps might slow you down, but the work must continue By Carleen Cote Speed bumps, those elevated sections of pavement designed…

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Critter Chatter by Carleen Cote: Flying squirrels may move into attics for warmth

Could sounds at night in the rafters be squirrels? This question is occasionally asked, especially this time of year. Callers ask if there could be…

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