Saturday, November 20, 2010

More orphaned squirrels find a new home

This afternoon three more orphaned squirrels were released into the cathedral oak behind our house. Linda, the wildlife rehabilitator, and her husband brought them over to set them free in our wildlife habitat. The hard part is getting them to come out of their big cage, the only home they've known--for a long time anyway. They finally did climb out, though one hid in their hammock for a bit. Two were siblings whose mother was apparently hit by a car on the road, and one was retrieved from a dog's mouth. Her name is Snuffles because she was bleeding from the nose when rescued, and it took a while to breathe normally. The other two are Stretch (he would stretch a lot) and Little Girl. We kept our dogs inside for a few hours so the squirrels could explore those big branches and gave them fresh water and put some peanuts in the squirrel feeder.

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