Wildfires are still raging in Idaho. The skies over my cottage are filled with smoke.
With no rain in the forecast it's estimated that the fires may burn through the fall. Sadly,
these fires are a threat to wildlife. A big news story here is the one about a young
20-25 pound bear cub nicknamed Boo Boo.
Boo Boo was spotted clinging to a Douglas fir tree by a fisherman on the Salmon River.
Fish and Game searched for it's mother, but she was no where in sight.
Boo Boo was rescued and it was discovered that all four of his paws
have 2nd degree burns. He probably has not eaten for several days as well.
Dr Mark Drew, the state veterinarian treated Boo Boo's paws.
Boo Boo will be staying at the Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary near
McCall for four to six weeks to recuperate.
While I have a healthy respect for bears, Boo Boo has captured my heart.
Get well soon Boo Boo!
Bentley ~ I think that we should make a contribution to the
Snowdon Wildlife Sanctuary. We don't want to see any of our forest
friends suffering like Boo Boo and it's comforting to know that he will
have a safe place to stay until he gets better.
Susan and Bentley