Hey everybody! sourfox here, but you could also call me Leslie. I'm super new to the forum and figured I'd try to help ya'll get to know me a little better.
Just to give a little info about myself... I'm 24 years old and have a BS in Wildlife Management. I just finished up an internship this summer working at The Wild Center in the ADKs as part of their Animal Care staff. I recently moved back in with my mom while I scour the country for my next job, which will hopefully be working in a zoological facility as an animal keeper (hopefully with some mega carnivores!!).
I've loved animals all my life, probably before I even knew what they were, and have ALWAYS had plenty of pets. I've had dogs, cats, geckos, chameleons, snakes, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, etc; Currently I have two parrots, a rabbit, a snake, and my brand-new-first-ever fuzzy, Sawyer! (he's my avatar image btw)
Here I am with Mugen (peach-face lovebird) and Daenerys (sun conure) when we were out hiking this summer in the ADKs.
This is me working with Seraphina, a female red-tailed hawk, at work this summer.
On top of Cascade, on of the 47 highest peaks in the ADKs, after a solo hike.
Here I am, dressed as...a witch...? crab-fighting a giant rooster on gymkhana day in summer 2015 when I worked at an equestrian camp
Bat kisses in Bali!
And I'll stop there before I totally overwhelm everyone with ridiculous pictures of myself. I'm always up for a chat, and I know I'll have tons of questions as I settle into my new role as a ferrant.
Post by FerretsnFalcons on Sept 23, 2016 17:58:54 GMT -5
Welcome to the HFF! :wave3: Wow, it looks like you've had a lot of interesting adventures (I especially love the bat, how cute!) That huge red tail looks like a monster, she puts mine to shame lol. Do you know how much she weighs?
Post by FerretsnFalcons on Sept 23, 2016 21:15:45 GMT -5
Oh my goodness, I think that's the largest red tail I've ever heard of! That's about 1800g; for comparison, Renegade (my red tail) flies at 995g and hardly goes over 1360g in the moult. The size difference between the western and eastern subspecies is incredible.