☼ Please note the footnote follow up for Sunday, Thank you!
WE LOVE OUR BACKYARD ZOO and this morning while drinking my coffee and watching out of the window, I kept seeing movement in a small pile of leaves. I thought perhaps it was a door mouse or mole making them pop up in the air. I looked through the binoculars and at first thought I was seeing a large mouse. But then I saw a little bold head move and realized it was a baby squirrel. So Bill and I went out to investigate and sure enough it was the dearest little baby squirrel. Bill did not want me to pick him up or anything so we waited to see if a mother from the high nest above would come to retrieve the fallen baby. But no, two squirrels were whipping around the yard burying and un-burying food stuffs in the yard. They completely ignored the baby paying him no mind what so ever. I could'nt stand it! So I went out again and the poor little guy was curled up with ants running all over him. So I took him into the house and and gave him a little nest of tissue and felt wrapping. He took watered down milk from a swab and is happily sleeping LIKE A BABY!! It is legal to keep a wild squirrel but only for 6 months and then you have to let him go. And the pet stores actually sell squirrel formula for babies. This poor little creature may not make it to Sunday, but at least he will know he was rescued by Grandma Kerrie and she did her best. If he were not so small and helpless, I would not have tried to intervene as he might have bitten me and wild animals are always dangerous. I do not recommend trying to care for any small baby creature unless you have knowledge of how to care for them and the legalities involved. But I know all you Mama bloggers will be happy that I rescued this little guy, even for a day and are saying, "Awwww!"