Baby Western Gray Squirrel

After hearing a branch-crunching crash on April 9th, and a chattering mother squirrel, a newborn was found on the garden floor beneath a bay tree. We fixed a straw-filled box and placed it up on the shed underneath the tree, out of reach of kindergarteners, chickens and Zinnia the garden kitty.

Mom didn't return by later afternoon, so the infant went to the Wild Rescue hospital in Cotati.

A recent update indicated #234 is doing well, eating 5 times a day.

We will call again on Friday for the latest news. The kids want to know if the baby's eyes are open yet and how much he/she is eating.

We are also hoping the squirrel can be released in the school garden when ready.

Stay tuned.

Posted by stefanief stefanief, April 17, 2019 20:12

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