The baseball mitt belongs to Joe's 10 year old "sister."
O M G - is this too cute or what? Meet Joe. More correctly Joe Nuthead, so named by the 6 year old boy with whom he lives.
Joe fell out of his nest and was found by my sister. Although she has raised orphaned squirrels before, she was leaving town for a few days and couldn't manage this one. So, my neighbor volunteered to take on this project with her 2 kids, husband, cats, dog and cockatiel, in spite of having no experience with baby squirrels.
Joe has opened his eyes and is quite active. Really active. He's still being fed the formula recommended by Clarissa (who knows all about baby squirrels) and is moving on to more solid food. Next on the menu are Squirrel Nutballs which will keep his minerals in balance. Or something like that.
After Joe arrived, my neighbor's husband found another baby squirrel. What are the odds of that happening? Ross, as he is known, is about a week or so younger than Joe. He has yet to open his eyes. When he was found, he had a slight bloody nose from the fall, but seems to be fine now.
I want to get over there later this week and get some pictures of my own! This one was sent by Joe's mom.