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03/23/2012 - _MG_5395.jpg

03/23/2012 - _MG_5395.jpg

Nice day off work today, well off the "job". I got a ton done today, including the disruption
of a family of red squirrels living in my tractor. I saw the adult run across the grass to the shed,
but it never clicked that she came out of the tractor. So the babies went for a little ride until
I opened the hood and discovered the nest. There were four there and I didn't want to disturb them
any further so I took the whole nest and put it in a landscape pot. I put it over by the woodpile
where I've seen red squirrels hanging out.

I made a call to a wildlife rehabilitator just in case, and he recommended I put the nest back as
close to where the tractor was as possible. I set up tarp over my workmate and put the next in a
cardboard box, raising up on some bricks to keep it from getting it with the forecasted rain.

Thankfully as we left to get some take out, I saw the mom run out from under the tarp. I will check
in the morning to see if she moved them.

Update: The babies were gone this morning and the box and nest material barely disturbed.
Momma squirrel must have moved them to a new nest.

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Mairéad28-Mar-2012 20:57
What a wonderful story - hope you see them again when they are fully grown.
Walter O. Koenig28-Mar-2012 12:39
Thank you for this story. You've done well. Blessings to you.
janescottcumming25-Mar-2012 15:03
Aw, look at that. You did a good thing Carl!
Suzy25-Mar-2012 01:10
Awesome, Carl! I would have done the same!
Knox O24-Mar-2012 19:09
Maybe the mama will name one Carl or Carla ☺
burtmann24-Mar-2012 18:40
Wonderful capture of a story I know all too well. v
Christy VB24-Mar-2012 03:57
What a sweet shot and what a sweet rescue story. You're a good man, Carl Carbone!
Inga Morozoff24-Mar-2012 02:44
Wow...just wow! Thank you for doing what you did for these little guys. Not everyone would do that. You're the best!
larose forest photos24-Mar-2012 02:24
Ohhh, good for you. I am so relieved that you have done this for them. Sweet little guys. Thanks to your kind heart they will probably be OK. VVV
Jim Coffman24-Mar-2012 02:11
All I can say is,you are a good man,Carl!
Mildred Alpern24-Mar-2012 02:05
You have the makings of a short story here. Wonderful account and image.
January Grey24-Mar-2012 01:58
so funny that you took them for a ride:) hope the mom isn't too upset about that, and that they continue to thrive. Sweet story & a great shot of this little one, Carl.
Ann Cleeves24-Mar-2012 01:50
Wonderful capture, and touching tale. Hope all ends well for them. Well done!
Dan the man24-Mar-2012 01:48
Bravo for your care...
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