Rescue Recovery Release First Baby Squirrels of 2011
Well the baby squirrels we have been expecting for a month now are finally trickling in. They are older babies and fewer than in most years, possibly due to lack of acorns this past fall.
Today we got the first calls. Sue picked up three 5 week old babies in Thomasville that were found in a house wall. Two of the siblings weighing a nice 100 grams and the third from the same litter only 36 grams and very small but eating well.
Not ten minutes after the first call a second one came in from a nice family finding another 5 week old baby in their yard under a nest, next to the road. The mother squirrel had been hit and is often the case, being hungry and looking for food with eyes closed, the baby fell from the nest.
Hoping the siblings would still be in the nest we enlisted the help of an awesome big hearted man from Asheboro, Robin D. Sands, owner of Sands Tree Service. I was hoping to get pictures of Robin climbing the tree but by the time PWR Night Rider I and Night Rider III (code names of our nighttime transport volunteers) arrived Robin had not only driven in from Asheboro but scaled the tree and inspected the nest finding it empty. Oh well, we tried, made some new friends and saved the one baby off the road who will join the other three tomorrow in Sue Fields expert care. Good Days Catch, thanks everyone!