Cam 8: Ravens


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91 Responses to Cam 8: Ravens

  1. Mimi at Tahoe says:

    Not ravens at all, but raccoons having a blast with the wonderful tunnel cat toy Cheryl sent for for them! They’re going to be so strong from all this climbing! And the Real World won’t have anything this much fun! Except they’ll be free. . .

  2. KC says:

    Cameras to view Tahoe are not working. Haven’t all day.

    • Sammy F. says:

      What happened to little Tahoe? No cameras, no news by the front page.

    • KC says:

      cameras 4 through 9 say the animals inside have been released if clicked on separately and camera 5 is blank if looking at all the cameras. Is there a reason why? Sure plenty of people are missing Tahoe bear. Used to be able to view the birds or other wild life on all the cameras.

    • Sammy F. says:

      C’mon guys, at least give us some information. Is Tahoe ok?

  3. Deborah Yost says:

    I hope that you do something about her pacing, this is an issue. You guys have done a wonderful job, but she needs space and quietness. Please this has been going too long for a wild creature…..Please pay attention to this!!!

    • Denise@LTWC says:

      We are trying hard to come up with a solution to her pacing – we absolutely DON’T want her doing this but short of getting another cub there are no long term solutions to this. She’s taken out for an hour twice a day by hy one of her 2 caregivers to a big pen with lots to do & RUNS & PLAYS the entire time. It has to be supervised as its not secure enough to leave her in there alone.We need to limit exposure to any more then those 2 people to increase her chance of release. I bring her new toys- food – ” whatever” to try to keep her occupied. Soon she will be transferred to the Bobcat enclosure which is about twice the size of where she is now. Just making sure her climbing skills are good enough to be safe in this pen. We’ve even tried to ” borrow” another cub from another state but I think it’s just a waiting game till we get one suitable for her here in Calif. Believe me – we are trying VERY hard to keep Tahoe happy!

      • Deborah Yost says:

        Thank you for the reply…yes you are doing the best that you can under the circumstances…I am not in your shoes in trying to take care of her. If I was a bit too hard I didn’t mean to come off that way. She is a wonderful creature and you are a wonderful center with good people who do a great service to the area. Thank you for your work and thank you for Tahoe.

  4. Deborah Yost says:

    At this time of evening she still keeps pacing back and forth….I think she is stressed out for whatever is going on there. Please she needs to be calmed down…..especially at this time in her life.

  5. Deanna says:

    Poor Tahoe, she is breaking all of our hearts watching her pace like she does. It is so hard to say but hopefully real soon another little bear cub needs rescued so she can finally have another bear to play with. Babies just are not happy without their Mom or another bear cub to play with. Somehow I do hope she finds peace and settles down. She does look like she is getting bigger though so that is good.

    • KC says:

      Tahoe is burning up calories doing her running back and forth. Makes you want to put some calming wildlife music on for her to hear :-) I’m like you would love for her to have company.( just not how her company would get there) so Tahoe be calm, we are all rooting for you. Here is a bear (((hug))) :-)

  6. Kelly says:

    I just love watching Tahoe, she is so cute. What makes her pace so much? Poor little thing, she is not playing like she was. God Bless for all your hard work.

  7. KC says:

    Tahoe is sleeping and looks comfortable, like her new area with the pool and other things have been moved out. Will she be able to stay there all night soon? Hope she gets some company.

  8. Sandy O says:

    Any other mammal – including humans! – can instinctively identify that baby Tahoe’s behavior is indicating unease. Although she can’t be socialized to humans, for her own future safety, there must be some other animal she can be with???

  9. Kim says:

    Is Tahoe okay? She just keeps running back and forth in one spot?

    • Geri says:

      Tahoe seems stressed, she just keeps running back and forth.

      • Denise@LTWC says:

        We have had workers in the yard lately that gets her pacing. We are in the process of fixing up an alternate enclosure away from any distractions. We can use it if there are things going on in the yard & it will be a fun new place for her to explore!

        • KC says:

          Well Tahoe is starting early pacing back and forth today. Is there a new place still possible or on hold for now? Thought there was another property possibly. Hope it all comes together.

          • Denise@LTWC says:

            We HATE when she paces- drives us crazy! We have a THIRD enclosure to rotate her to if there are people working in the yard so she can’t see them. Also take her out in a play area daily but as she gets more active it’s harder to keep her occupied! Bears are SO smart they get bored easily! We’re doing our best to balance everything!

          • KC says:

            Well I see there is another place in the future. Congratulations! At the time I said this did not know. And Denise good for you too.

  10. KC says:

    Tahoe has had a busy day. Have seen her romping around off and on all day. She may be hungry, been going back and forth for some time. Hope she calms down soon. Don’t want to see her stressed.

    • Joanna says:

      I just watched her make a lovely mess while slurping up her baby bear formula. She seems much calmer now, in fact, I think she is napping after filling her belly. Maybe she was just hungry and didn’t know it! I hope she adjusts quickly to her new surroundings as it was quite painful to see her so stressed.

      • Deanna says:

        Guess little Tahoe is going to be staying outside overnight. She is still pacing back and forth. Hope she gets a nice sleep tonight after her next bowl of formula. It truly is hard to see her so upset and alone :(

  11. Deanna says:

    This is so heartbreaking that she is alone and frantically pacing back and forth. I am sure all of you watching her at the rescue are just as sad as I am right now. I know the Bear League said she was going to be upset and hopefully another cub will come to you before long and she can have a friend to play with.

  12. Sandy O says:

    She is clearly distressed. What would be the drawback to introducing a companion such as a young dog? Juvenile mammals cannot be kept in isolation without serious behavioral consequences.

  13. Joanna says:

    Is she ok this afternoon? She seems to be frantically pacing near the fencing rather than the exploring she did earlier. Is she anxious? Trying to escape? Lonely? She is so cute…wish her the best!

  14. Kat, SC says:

    Look how much there is to do here Tahoe — now that you are making steps into the big bear world, you will learn and experience so much. We are so grateful you were found and we can watch you grow!

  15. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Ravens, really? Looks to me like raccoons — big ones, too! And they have a hammock.

  16. Bobbie D says:

    Hmmmm, Wonder what is under the tarp?

  17. Kat says:

    So nice to see him laying down playing with a ball :)

  18. Kat says:

    Man he looks so lonely pacing back and forth. Hope he heals quickly and get in with the others!

  19. Mimi Routh - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Oh-boy, it’s raining! That’s why he was restless, looking out. Strange day! Be easy, little guy!

  20. Mimi Routh - South Lake Tahoe says:

    He is walking to the left-hand corner, looking out, then walking back out of camera range. Pulling the broken leg along. Ears so big! So, Kat, is he Charlie? He is indeed special. And he seems antsy but surely senses that he’s being helped. I’m off to empty his picture and many others out of my camera. L’il Smokey reunion, sunset, moonrise, twinkies . . .

    • Kat says:

      Hi Mimi, from the comments on facebook, this would be Charlie bear! If you got good pics, be sure and share :)

  21. Kat says:

    Sheesh Charlie, even with a broken leg you have to climb off the side of the platform vs using the ramp??? I guess you are healing!

  22. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Uh-oh, he went on up and is now helping Tom adjust the camera!

  23. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    I swear I just saw a little skinny bear cub climbing the screen. Still wild and not appreciating rescue one little bit! Well, good! I sure hope “we” get to keep and help this one.

  24. Deanna B. says:

    Beautiful bird!! He was picking at his bandaged wing while I was watching him today, hopefully it will heal up soon.

    • Deanna B. says:

      How is this cutie doing lately? He is sitting right next to the camera so I had a perfect view of him and he is even more beautiful then I thought he was.

  25. Bruce Richards says:

    This is a recently received Peregrine Falcon in one of our isolation enclosures recovering from a broken wing. He’ll be in this area for a few weeks until his (or her) wing has healed enough to start flight exercises and then he’ll be moved into a larger enclosure. He seems comfortable and is eating like a little horse!

  26. Bruce Richards says:

    The two new cubs have been moved to the Bobcat Enclosure which is served by Cam4. The Bobcat enclosure (this camera) is now empty for the moment.

  27. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Finally, I see my little friend, Ojai girl, up on the ledge, just looking around, stretching. She’s growing. I would be bored silly, but at least she is alive and eating. Yesterday her food dishes were up on the ledge where the raccoon hide-away is. I wonder if she won’t grow out of that soon. There must be a cozy place in the corner . . .

  28. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    I don’t see my little friend in here. There are rumors of her eating and hiding out and NOT hibernating. I mean the tiniest, Ojai girl. Over a week ago Cheryl said she was finally taking in interest in her food. Would be nice to watch her grow and play while the others are snoozing.

  29. Deanna says:

    Who is this bear and where did he come from? It is much to big to be the little cub from the south.

    • Deanna says:

      Never mind… I figured out that they moved Sierra and Chips to the little cubs cage and moved the cub here. She sure looks bigger in this cage and I am happy we can see her hiding place here as well. She does look lonely though, too bad the Luther girl wasnt such a brat so they could keep each other company.

      • dayna says:

        I agree with you regarding chips. I think she is a lovable, kindred spirit who should not be returned to the wild. Let people enjoy her and the love of wildlife. If I was allowed to adopt hee I would. I have a lynx-bobcat who brings so much joy to everyone

  30. bones says:

    How is Sierra’s leg? He’s limping. What happened?

  31. Kat says:

    Note, new bears are on 2 cams — Ravens and Racoons!

  32. Kat says:

    What a size difference. The little one is an adorable explorer!

  33. Kat says:

    Aww, cute new babies, trying to find an escape route. Totally confused I’d imagine!

    Thanks for the update Mimi.

  34. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Okay, let’s see if I can put down what Cheryl just told me talking very fast:

    The cub resting on the shelf in the bear house bedroom with the door down — he is alive. He hurt a back leg/foot and has been to the hospital. He’s on pain-killer and Dr. Willets wants him to be quiet and isolated. So he is just resting and healing. The other four were gathered around that door, almost like a prayer group. We will see a volunteer go in there to give him food and water, etc.

    Chips and Sierra are in the aviary where Chips was before. They are fine.

    The two cubs in the raccoon house — their mother was killed on Luther Pass last night and the police begged LTWC to just take them because Fish & Game could not be contacted.

    Everything is essentially just fine, except for the dead momma.

  35. Michelle Westrum says:

    Where did these cubs come from? Are they new rescues? One is much bigger than the other……. do tell us their story

  36. Paul Nowak says:

    Daaaaa Bearss Da Bearss Da Bearss Da Bearss!!!
    They are cute… BUT
    I want to see Sierra and Chips wrassel some more!

  37. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    I am so smart, I know this is not a raven and not a bobcat. This is a bear cub! Something is going on. He’s cuddled on the shelf all alone. There is a story here.

  38. bones says:

    Where’s the hot tub?

  39. Bruce Richards says:

    They’re Back!

    We’ve moved this camera from the original “Chips” bobcat enclosure to their new digs for another view of our two youngsters.

  40. Tim Stewart says:

    Chips is on camera 5 now with her new buddy.
    http://www.ltwc.org/?page_id=944#comment-1636

  41. Kat, NC says:

    Watch cam 5 for the meeting — after the coon cage is emptied and cleaned

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks for moving the sign so we can read it. I am happy the coons get to be released today and cant wait to see the meeting between Chips and Sierra.

  42. bones says:

    Where’s the Chipster? What happened to Chip’s mondo pad?

  43. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    I can’t read that sign.

  44. Deanna says:

    I cant read the sign to see what is happening with the big meeting of Sierra and Chips :(

  45. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Oh, wow! A really bare studio with the white plastic cushioning material on the floor and one hanging ball. I brought a gorgeous Red-Tailed Hawk down the coast yesterday and watched Cheryl care for him/her. When I asked about Chips, she said today would be the day they refurbish Chips’ space, then put her AND SIERRA back in there together. Something like that! Should be a great show! God bless!

  46. Vicki E - Tucson, AZ says:

    Sure do love watching all the cam’s on my iPhone! Can’t believe how BIG Chips is getting. WOW! So adorable!

    Thanks LTWC for all that you do!

  47. Paul Nowak says:

    You got my vote for a poster of Little Chips while she is still a kitten.
    (probably for not much longer though, seeing how much she has grown since her first debut with Tad.)

  48. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    Where’s Chips? For that matter where’s the 2%VbIRst?p0 word to type in? Oh, this is an improvement! But no bobcat! Maybe she’s in transit to her new arrangement with the little boy. . .

    • Cindy says:

      She sure is active now! What a joy to see her jumping and pouncing (on both a little flying critter and imaginary prey) after so much damage to her paws. She must have healed very well, thanks again to LTWC! It’s awesome to see her behaving like any other playful kitten!

  49. Theresa says:

    She is very active and that seems to be a good sign. I am guessing she is a little bored, hopefully there is some company coming soon.

  50. Tim Stewart says:

    I have had an emergency and hadn’t seen Chips in a week. She has grown a lot, 12 to 20 mice a big leap. Seems to be doing really well. Thanks for caring.

  51. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    I agree with you, Mary, about making posters to sell. I begged for a poster of L’il Smokey looking up, wearing his red shoes. He knew they were making plans for his benefit! Right now Chips is sitting in the cat tree, far right, and grooming herself like any housecat. Last I heard she was up to 20 mice/day. No longer 1.5 pounds! Look at that roundness! Oh, goodness! Now she’s looking around. This girl doesn’t have a bad angle! As to Sierra, last I heard the people were not sure what kind of wintering-over home the two should have. For sure they’ll put a camera if they can!

  52. Mary Stortz says:

    She’s so cute, just full of it. Obviously her eyes and paws are just fine. Glad to see it. LTWC needs to put out a poster of her and use it as a fundraiser. I think tons of people would buy it.

  53. Laurie Pearson says:

    OMG I love this! She’s doing so great. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  54. Bob Mason says:

    Chips is the new webcam star at LTWC.

  55. Paul Nowak says:

    Sounds like Chips is getting a new room mate anytime now! I hear they named him Sierra! Being a real “Wild” Bobcat Kit”, Sierra will be able to help show Chips the ropes of hunting and other real “Wild behavior”! I am sure she will pick up his tricks quickly.
    I hope the two will get to hunt mice and other rodents inside their habitat. Maybe the white sheets can be replaced w/ something more natural as soon as her paws can handle it. This is going to be really fun to watch!

  56. Chris says:

    Chips is really enjoying her stuffed “playmate”–it looks like she’s feeling pretty frisky, a good sign. Thanks for putting her on-camera for us.

  57. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    This little lady is really responding to her inner bobcat!

  58. Adam says:

    she should become the new smokey the bear

  59. Tim Stewart says:

    So much more responsive. Chasing flies and playing so much more. She is cute, but what will happen to her? Is she scheduled to be released? When I worked in a zoo/rescue facility, animals like Chip’s were usually kept for educational purposes. Mainly because she was so young and has some imprinting by humans already. Who is going to teach her to hunt? She is a special ambassador. We all love her. Please contribute to her care.

  60. Bill says:

    OMG. Watching this little Bobcat play is just adorable! Can we adopt Chips please?

  61. Sue Morneau says:

    Cutie Chip’s secret to health is team LTWC, (poor little) mice, and an awesome new playground !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg4FHR-qJbc

  62. Paul Nowak says:

    How are her eyes healing? She seems to be alert and looking around quite well. Is she responding to sounds or movement? Are her paws healed 90% yet?

  63. Cindy T. says:

    It’s 7:00 PM on Sunday. Do you know where Chips is ? He’s not in his room, and his bed is gone. Did he run out for dinner with friends ? Hope he’s home by curfew !

  64. Parker says:

    I would’ve named him Dorito.

  65. Mimi - South Lake Tahoe says:

    What wonderful custom gym equipment! She’s rambunctious!

    [Hi, Vasiliy! Sasha, Vova, Vitali! Yes, and Masha! Tell Babushka I'll mail a letter SOON! XO!]

  66. Bones says:

    Chips is complaining about the lack of privacy these days.

  67. Donna Clark says:

    She needs a toy!

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