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Old 02-08-2020, 03:37 PM   #1
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Just thought I'd share a photo of a baby squirrel I found last week. I was on a night stop and the tiny squirrel ran into my room. It was around sunset and his parents were nowhere to be seen so I made a nest out of a towel and kept him warm until the next morning.

I googled if squirrels reject their young after human contact and luckily they do not so next morning.at sunrise I took him outside and moved off a short distance. He began calling and within ten minutes an adult squirrel cautiously appeared and took him gently by the scruff of his neck to where I presume their nest was. Great success!
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:42 PM   #2
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Well done, Vierville. It must be a very young squirrel judging from the photograph. Good to know it's safe.
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Old 02-08-2020, 03:44 PM   #3
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I'd never seen a baby squirrel before, but that is so cute. It must be very young. Do you have different species of squirrels where you are, because it doesn't look like a grey or a red squirrel like we have in the UK?
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:03 PM   #4
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I think he is a Smith's Bush Squirrel. We get two kinds of squirrel here in South Africa - the Cape Ground Squirrel and the Smith's Bush Squirrel. I think he was the former.
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Old 02-08-2020, 05:08 PM   #5
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I'm sorry I'm squealing over here because squirrels are one of my favourite animals! It's so cute! And it's great that it's back with its parent now.
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Old 02-08-2020, 05:30 PM   #6
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What a lovely experience with a happy ending to see a baby squirrel close up. In fact, you resued him because a cat could have easily had him for supper. Such a cute little thing too.
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:54 PM   #7
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Thank you for doing that ! Most people would have thought he was abandoned and brought him home...
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