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Fox Squirrel

Sciurus niger

Description:

I found this little guy after the weather changed. His body temp had dropped and the mother abandoned him despite my efforts to warm him and place him in same area to reunite them. I've never cared for a baby squirrel in San Antonio before and didn't know who to call. Yep, every three hours of feeding and wiping his little booty. I ended up finding the Audubon Society and was directed to a "half-way house". He was put with other squirrels his age and eventually released with his little troop which was for the best. I wanted to keep him but I could just see a Tweety Bird situation with my cats and dogs; besides, it's illegal here.

Notes:

Typically a mother will come back for her babies unless their body temperature drops. I tried this but the temperature dropped so much, I couldn't leave him out for long.

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55 Comments (1–25)

Dixie
Dixie 6 years ago

Thanks ZooNerd! He was so cute! I always think about him and when there's a cold front here, I'll go out to see if any babies have been dropped.

ZooNerd
ZooNerd 6 years ago

Hey Dixie ZooNerd here I just saw this photo I absolutely love it. I just melted it is so cute. I love fox squirrels I thought they were gray squirrels but n of the people I am following helped Identify mine. I love baby animals.

Dixie
Dixie 6 years ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa! I thought so too.

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 6 years ago

Just cute!

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thank you 22erin plummer.

22erin.plummer
22erin.plummer 7 years ago

So cute

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thank you David46!

David46
David46 7 years ago

Wow, what a spotting! Great Job!

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thank you Ardarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 7 years ago

So cute :) :) Loved it so much :)
Thank you for sharing such a supercute spotting :)

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thanks Jellis.

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

And so is this

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thanks Koelzow. Sometimes I would carry him around in my sweatshirt front pouch while getting his feeding supplies ready.

Koelzow
Koelzow 7 years ago

It is cute

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thank you so much ChiefRedEarth, Antonio, Daniele, and Dilan! He sure was a cutie!

CONGRATULATIONS DIXIE ON S.O.T.D! SO ADORABLE SPOTTING!

So cute Dixie,great happy ending story,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 7 years ago

Congrats Dixie! I loved this spotting, especially with the happy ending :-)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Congrats Dixie!!

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thank you pamsai, Marta, Rieko, and Mac!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Oh so sweet! Beautiful heart-warming story, and congrats for SOTD.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Yes, I join in the congratulations! it is a very nice story!

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Congratulations! I think all of us are very happy that you earned the honor :-)

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 7 years ago

Congratulations Dixie on your SOTD

Dixie
Dixie 7 years ago

Thank you Marvin, EnvUnlimited, Gilma, and Lauren! I REALLY appreciate the comments and favoring.

Dixie
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Dixie

San Antonio, Texas, USA

Spotted on Nov 29, 2013
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013

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