Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Orphaned squirrels find new home!

Linda, the wildlife rehabilitator, came today with three little squirrels--Prince, Princess, and Houdini--and a friend to help her carry that huge cage. They carried it under the cathedral oak to the big horizontal limb where we usually release them. Believe me, it's not easy hoisting that cage up there. Then her friend and I held the cage while Linda coaxed the squirrels out. That can take a while 'cause it's a whole new world, but a bowl of peanuts helps, and eventually one launched herself out--and climbed up Linda's face! (We cleaned it up later.) It wasn't long before they were all frisking up and down branches and exploring. The cathedral oak gives them plenty of cover until they're ready to venture farther afield.

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