Taking a walk on the wild(life) side

Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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When the recent nor’easter brought heavy snowfalls, Flavio Sutti, wildlife care manager at Mass Audubon, readied for the winter storm by shoveling pathways to animal cages and checking on fresh water and food supplies.

Sutti, 40, is charged with overseeing the health and safety of owls, hawks, ducks, amphibians, reptiles, opossums, rabbits, and other animals at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farms in Lincoln. Even though most of the animals are acclimated to the weather, he said, he needs to keep an eye on conditions.

“Being outside is also a nice component of my job,” said Sutti, “being in the same environment as the animals also allows me to observe them in their habitat.”

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