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Squirrel Baby

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Monday August 13, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I've given the surviving squirrel to a licensed wildlife rehabber, who told me it was a female (I hadn't been sure) in good condition, that I had done all the right things, and that the other one must have been worse injured than it appeared since it died within hours. Said they had another one about the same age coming in later today so they would put them together for companionship. They will be kept about 3 months and then released into the wild. Thanks to all who expressed their concern!

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27. ChrisAnthemum
8:38 PM GMT on August 17, 2012
She has a great chance now, Dave, better than if I had kept her. Thanks for your concern!
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26. WurzelDave
8:09 PM GMT on August 17, 2012
Well done Kathy, hope this one makes it to release time.
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25. ChrisAnthemum
4:31 AM GMT on August 17, 2012
Thank you, Kevin! Rest is hard to come by in my household, I've been so busy with a number of things, but at least this is one less thing. I'm glad the story had a good outcome. Thanks for adding your comment!
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24. tamcat
3:37 AM GMT on August 17, 2012
Hey, this is great. Nice shot too. Glad you can get some well-earned rest too. -kevin :)
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23. ChrisAnthemum
12:46 PM GMT on August 16, 2012
Thanks for adding your comment, Dorothy! I think both squirrels were females; the rehabber after hearing my story said that the other one must have been worse injured than it looked, to have died that quickly. But this little gal now has an excellent chance to grow up and be returned to the wild.
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22. Willow13
1:38 AM GMT on August 16, 2012
Amazing photos and a wonderful rescue story, Kathy! I'm sorry one didn't make it, but at least the little girl baby is doing well thanks to your care.
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21. ChrisAnthemum
5:52 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thank you, Heidrun! Glad you enjoyed the pictures and reading about my little squirrel saga.
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20. trailhiker44
5:31 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thanks for sharing the story and update with us !
You did a wonderful thing !
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19. ChrisAnthemum
5:23 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thank you, Dianne! It was fun, and would have been more so except for limiting factors such as my time and my dogs. And please keep in mind, after all, it is "only" a squirrel.
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18. snosno
4:43 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thanks for sharing your story with us Kathy... & this terrific update! And a huge thanks for a tough endeavor well done.
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17. ChrisAnthemum
4:07 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thank you, Maxine! Did you have a pet squirrel at one time?
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16. Nikongranny
2:53 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
This brings back memories. Glad you were able to find someplace to take it. 10 from SW Iowa
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15. ChrisAnthemum
5:34 AM GMT on August 15, 2012
Thank you, Miss3! Yes, even if I had been able to keep my dogs from eating her in the house, she would not have been able to hang around outdoors while adapting to being a "wild animal," since my dogs would have caught and killed her out there. My choices would then have been either to keep her as a pet, release her somewhere else that she was unfamiliar with, which would lessen her chances of being able to adapt, or in the end give her to someone else who could accomplish her adaptation. By transferring her while she is still very young, I think I have improved her chances to become a wild squirrel as God intended.
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14. Miss3
4:02 AM GMT on August 15, 2012
You did an amazing job and in contacting a lic. rehabber you gave her the best chance of survival when it comes time for her release. I am so pleased that she will have a buddy with her, that will help them both while learning how to be...well... squirrels!
Thank you for sharing your photos
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13. ChrisAnthemum
10:15 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Thanks, Wanda and Tom! I only did what I could; anyone else would have done the same. Glad you've enjoyed the photos!
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12. bird12
9:57 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Terrific story with a happy result... and great pictures to share ...
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11. Wanda1948
9:41 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
You're so good, Kathy! She is so tiny and sweet!
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10. ChrisAnthemum
9:34 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Thank you, Susan!
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9. got2dogs
9:32 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
nice job Kathy!
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8. ChrisAnthemum
9:27 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Thank you, Mark!
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7. noneinc
9:20 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Congratulations on a job well done.
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6. ChrisAnthemum
9:12 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Thanks for your interest and for commenting, Eileen and Elaine! I am relieved not to have the little thing on my hands or on my mind any more, but will keep her in my heart.
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5. Biskitten
8:59 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Just a wonderful story all around - super job, Kathy!
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4. beanhead
8:54 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
So happy that you found someone to help the little gal out!
You did a great thing!
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3. ChrisAnthemum
8:52 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Thank you, Susan! And thanks to everyone who emailed me with advice and links, one of the latter of which led to the person in whose care I have left this little one. It's been an interesting saga, but one I am relieved is now over, at least for my part. I'm sure I could have kept the baby and raised it on out, only I really don't have the time for it, and also there's the matter of my 8 dogs, who LOVE squirrels -- between their teeth. I had been keeping it away from them, but they've been very curious as to what was making the squeaking noises when I fed it, LOL!

Thanks for adding your comment, Laurel!
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2. algoressister
8:45 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
Good luck little girl!
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1. suzi46
8:32 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
wonderful Kathy..you 'done good'!!! I'm sure this little one will be very healthy once she gets alittle bigger..:)
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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