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Eastern Gray Squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

Description:

A neighborhood cat killed the mother but we didn't know it had any babies. When we came home some hours later, it was raining. The cat that killed the mother had found the baby and was laying next to it to keep it warm and alive. When we got home, it kept meowing to attract our attention until we came over to it.

Habitat:

Suburban yard near pine and oak forest.

Notes:

We gave this baby to a friend who often takes care of injured or baby squirrels and releases them when they are able to live on their own. It made a full recovery.

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8 Comments

bg11a1
bg11a1 6 years ago

Beautiful.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Good to know the baby lived.

Machi
Machi 6 years ago

Thank you everyone!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

thanks ,Machi.

jamiewgoodspeed
jamiewgoodspeed 6 years ago

I had a friend who accidentally hit a mother rabbit with her car. That night her dog came in carrying three baby rabbits they were taken to a wildlife rescue center.

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 6 years ago

so cute!

bg11a22
bg11a22 6 years ago

That was really kind!

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 6 years ago

great story machi! thanks for helping save the squirrels ;)

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on May 29, 2014

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