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Wild spring has backyard critters trying to get a grip

10:18 AM, Apr. 14, 2013
A wintry spring causes problems for wildlife. Here a red-winged blackbird is perched on a frozen bird feeder Wednesday in Appleton.
A wintry spring causes problems for wildlife. Here a red-winged blackbird is perched on a frozen bird feeder Wednesday in Appleton.
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You're not the only one who doesn't know what to make of mixed-up Wisconsin weather that last year had spring in winter and winter in spring this year.

Wildlife is trying to adjust as well.

Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay has already seen some earlier-than-usual baby animals come in for rehabilitation, including a 3-week old gray squirrel, week-old baby raccoons and a 2-day-old cottontail rabbit. A cold, wet - and unfortunately, snowy - spring also is having an affect on adult birds looking for food and ways to navigate open water and ice. ...

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