Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This evening, my first three wild babies of the season arrived: three female Gray Squirrels, about 48 hours old, umbilical scabs still attached. They are fat and healthy, had been nursing quite recently, aren't dehydrated. They haven't fallen out of any tree, as have most of the squirrels that come to us; they were found in an attic fan. I suppose these babies were lucky it didn't come on during their brief stay there.

The now full-grown squirrels (2 Gray Squirrels and 4 Flying Squirrels) from last year who wintered over with me are still here, too, to be released hopefully next month.

It feels good to be back to the hand-feeding.