Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Late babies

These two little darlings came in today after surviving having their nest tree cut down from under them. AMELIA and WILBUR weren't quite ready for flight as they're probably less than two weeks old. Luckily nothing was broken and they arrived in excellent shape thanks to one of the tree workers. I'd received some baby squirrels from them a couple months ago so they knew to call me immediately.

As one of the parents was watching the whole time they were rescued, I have hopes of returning them to their care. The nest is gone but I can wire a basket into a neighboring tree as a surrogate nest. Because they'll be very near where they were hatched, the parents should continue raising them. That's the best place for these wee babies to be, in the care of real parents, not a featherless human.

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