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Animals treated, by the numbers

The Tufts Wildlife Clinic treated a record number of animals in 2011, with wild weather among the causes for the rise to 2,049 cases:

1,211

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BIRDS

including 148 American robins,

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81 red-tailed hawks, and 2 bald eagles

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Cottontail rabbit

678

MAMMALS

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including 242 cottontail rabbits,

3 coyotes, 2 bears, and 1 river otter

160

REPTILES

including 69 painted turtles, 40 snapping turtles, and 1 bullfrog

SOURCE: Robin Shearer, wildlife program assistant, Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com
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