I'm not sure if "new life" are the appropriate words to describe the supposedly rejuvinated Louis Robidoux Nature Center. Approximately 400 feet west of the old site there is currently what looks like a semi-permanent encampment consisting of 3 single mobile homes, 2 double-wide mobile homes, 3 large steel shipping containers and 3 motorhomes amongst a clutter of smaller enclosures and cages, dismantled motorcycles and other refuse including a large pile of gravel. It looks more like a homeless camp. Ostensibly this belongs to the Sunshine Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation but it all looks very suspicious. Why would all these substantial facilities be located where they are, without any services whatsoever, when just 400 feet away there are the services of the old nature center including potable running water, sewer, electricity and even telephone service via land line? When I asked that very question I was told that I was trespassing and told to leave. It all seems very suspicious to me. None of the three people on the site would answer even the simplest question. Instead I was threatened with arrest and warned that "I might get blown away" if I snooped behind the buildings and containers. Eventually the police were called but they did nothing. Before an officer arrived I overheard the self described "grounds supervisor" assure the individual who had been threatening me that he had closed and locked all the buildings and that no one could look in. Before he did that I had managed to glimpse in. I didn't see any animals except a lone domestic rabbit in a cage outside one of the double-wides.
I don't know what is going on, but it is not wildlife rehabilitation. I live directly across from the center and at night (for up to 12 hours) I can hear generators running. People live there 24/7, presumably without TV or Internet. Who does that, or can afford to do that, unless there is some other motivation or thing to keep them occupied? I wouldn't be surprised if they're manufacturing drugs or keeping sex slaves prisoner LOL.
I believe every word that you said and hope that the rabbits arent being eaten