I Love My New Course

I started a new course of study last night. Introduction to wildlife care and management.  It's an evening course, and specifically aimed at people who run wildlife rescue shelters. I don't run a wildlife shelter, but I do work at an Animal Welfare shelter. We get our fair share of wildlife in, usually injured, that we need to care for until we can get them to either a vet or a certified wildlife carer.  The idea of the course is to make sure I have enough knowledge to care for the wildlife in that short time. I had so much fun! I haven't met many of my fellow students yet, but I soaked up the knowledge like a great big sponge. We have been given homework, a study of one animal of our choice. I have already completed 2 animals. The Brushtail Possum and the Echidna. I have always lived with and worked with animals, but I have found so much new information. I am relishing the research, the collating of my notes, the polishing of the detail in my final presentation. But I am so excited by LEARNING!!  I'm going to tackle the Tawny Frogmouth next, then I plan to choose a reptile. I'm on a roll. :)
Soozles Soozles
46-50, F
5 Responses Jul 26, 2010

I am loving it, Sharossody. I have a great thirst for knowledge, and to be learning about something I love is an added bonus!

Good for you, sounds like your having a ball with this, and I'm sure you will tackle it easerly.

Tiger snakes are really venomous..aren't they? Hell Snoozles, don't go playing with things that can kill you! *Laugh & Smile*

Haha, I would love to do the Komodo Dragon! But they have to be animals we are going to be encountering - and we have no dragons here is Australia. I'm leaning towards the Shingleback Lizard, or a Tiger Snake. I love lizards, and I'm terrified of snakes, so I guess I should make myself face up to the Tiger. :)

That sounds great! I have a lot of respect for the people who take care of the animals of this rock. Hey, I have an idea for the reptile..try a Komodo dragon..(just kidding, they are dangerous) Really cool reptile though. *SMILE*

That sounds like a blast. I used to work as a camp counselor at a camp for disabled children and adults and it had an animal rescue unit there. I get to say I have had a friend who was a mountain lion!

That kind of thing is a real adventure!