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love catching the little ones crossing my driveway

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2023/01/26
21:11 UTC

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One of my daily visitors.

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2023/01/26
20:43 UTC

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Squirrel vs Hawk

Yesterday in my back yard a Hawk dared to land. Our Security Squirrel whacked it in the butt and chased it away.

https://youtu.be/trwWlc-PznY

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2023/01/26
20:36 UTC

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Little Malla

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2023/01/26
18:27 UTC

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Any idea what this Cute Squirrel is doing?

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2023/01/26
17:40 UTC

45

Winter fun!

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2023/01/26
16:13 UTC

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Squirrel

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2023/01/26
15:35 UTC

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Sabre tooth squirrel advice needed

This guy comes up onto my deck occasionally for peanuts. He's skittish. I noticed his one bottom tooth has overgrown up on to his face. Should I trap him for a rehabber? And what is the easiest way to trap a skittish squirrel?

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2023/01/26
14:24 UTC

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Firework waiting patiently and politely for treats

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2023/01/26
12:18 UTC

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A HUGE Scare Last Night...........

A couple of Raccoon's came in the yard at like 11:30pm till like 2:00am with me chasing them off, one climbed the tree and got on Rocky's nest box(so glad for predator guard) around 11:30'ish and scared her off her nest and up into the tree for over two hours at 30F outside. She had to leave so fast, she never had a chance to cover her newborn's of only about 20hrs old.........They stopped moving around 1am best I could tell from the camera and due to being too cold..

I got to them by 2am, placed my hand on them and all 3 were stone cold and not moving what's so ever. I continued calling for her and she wouldn't answer me or come down. So I whisked them up and ran in the house cupping them in both hands, I thought they were for sure dead...........NOPE!!! I laid on the bed cursing those f'ing rat coons and after about 3 minutes or so of cupping and warming them, little bits of movements and after about 10 or 15 minutes, they were all pretty much moving about, squeaking and crawling around looking for mom as if nothing had happened.

Rocky shows back up perhaps 1/2 hr later around 3:00am to an empty nest and just sat there. I QUICKLY put them all in a tissue lined shallow container and took them out to her. Happy to report, the whole fam. is doing super extra fine!!!

I guess why I wrote this is to say, don't give up on the baby if it's cold, it might be okay still, just give it time.

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2023/01/26
00:34 UTC

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Seeing double or double trouble :D

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2023/01/26
00:17 UTC

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One of the squirrels from my yard

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2023/01/25
22:37 UTC

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Rocky had 3 New Babies Yesterday!!.......Play this Video on a Stereo that has a Sub-woofer, You'll Hear Mom's Secret Voice She Uses When Talking to Her Newborns.

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2023/01/25
22:29 UTC

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Squirrel Is Not Having A Picnic

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2023/01/25
22:18 UTC

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Precious little snow angel squirrel feet

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2023/01/25
22:01 UTC

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taken moments before the snowstorm that caused all my squirrels to start hiding

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2023/01/25
21:18 UTC

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This is so sad ☹️ my little buddy came by but I wasnt home

13 Comments
2023/01/25
20:39 UTC

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Concerned about one of my squirrel friends.

Baby Peanut came by again today, and what concerned me was, he was definitely in a lot of pain. I could see it in his movement. And he kept having to pause after moving some to cope with it. Which is very concerning considering he needs to cross a road to get to me. It's also taking him so long to eat too since he can't hold himself up, whereas he used to gobble down his peanuts and sunflower seeds in all of 5-10 minutes, he's been here over an hour, laying down while he eats now.

Here is a photo I managed to get of him.

https://imgur.com/tRNBygx

Poor little guy is definitely hurting a lot. I took some videos of his movements too, just in case as well. My fear is, when he crossed the road to get home, he kept having to pause (in the middle of the road, mind you) due to the pain, and I was able to cross with him and sort of usher him along so he'd get on the other side toward the trees where he lives. I won't be able to do that for him all the time, though...

I even tried to approach him once again, and whenever I get within about 12" of him, he scurries away just a bit, to keep that 12" distance between us. I do have a humane trap. Still considering trapping him and bringing him somewhere, but it's breaking my heart. ; ;

UPDATE

Hey all, I need some advice about what to do in regards to one of my somewhat injured squirrel friends. I've been feeding this squirrel named Baby Peanut for awhile now, and he comes to my front door pretty regularly. After being gone for a few days, I noticed when he came to the door today, his walk was off, and then I noticed he wasn't able to stand up right while he ate, as he usually does. He seemed to be favoring right leg, and had to eat laying down while holding his food and one arm to stabilize himself at times, while also splooting when he didn't want to. He had no external injuries, and was even able to outrun another squirrel that chased him off briefly, and even come back again to eat when the squirrel that chased him off left.

Normally, he would jump up on a 1.5' high lion statue and sit there to eat, but he definitely couldn't seem to get up there today. As he's very familiar with me, I was trying to go outside to see if he'd let me approach him, but he actually ran off to my neighbor's yard when he was done eating. (And instead of climbing the fence to do so, he shimmied through it this time.) I've seen Baby Peanut regularly enough to know where he seems to live, which is right across the street from my house (it's a low traffic road) and he was able to run across safely and run into the trees right behind my neighbor's house.

My question is, does this sound like the kind of injury he could recover from on his own? Should I attempt to humanely trap him? He is able to get around still, and there's no external sign of injury, but he's definitely having a hard time, and I'm not sure he can climb atm. I'm really hoping I don't have to trap him, as I think it will be hard considering he can run around still.

But yes, if anyone has any advice, please let me know.

2 Comments
2023/01/25
20:28 UTC

131

A Little Friend. 🐿️

3 Comments
2023/01/25
19:38 UTC

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A Young Princess in the Making

4 Comments
2023/01/25
19:34 UTC

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A George on a mission!

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2023/01/25
19:13 UTC

220

Thanks for the snacks,lady🐿️😁

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2023/01/25
17:36 UTC

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I've been spotted, abort mission!

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2023/01/25
15:41 UTC

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Beauty Squirrel

2 Comments
2023/01/25
15:30 UTC

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Are my treats causing squirrel on squirrel violence?

I started feeding the squirrels (walnut chunks) during work from home the pandemic and now quite a few will eat right from my hand. I'm hybrid now so they are getting fewer treats than they used too. When I started ear notches like the pic were rare and smaller than what I am seeing now. There used to be 1 squirrel with a tiny little notch and now it seems like it's more than half of them. I know it's normal for animals to posture but are they fighting over the treats? Should I stop?

13 Comments
2023/01/25
15:24 UTC

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