Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Catch of the day

Click on image to enlarge it - and see just how cute he really is!
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.


Shelly said...

From Kory: AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!! That baby squirrel is SO CUTE!

From Mom: Quite adorable! I never would have thought that a squirrel could be raised indoors. Will they release him? How old will he be?

Delphyne said...

Yes, Kory, he is very cute. The baseball glove belongs to a 10 year old girl, so you know how small he really is.

Yes, he can be raised indoors - release will most likely happen in the spring. Too young to survive the winter without his mom!

Shelly said...

What a fun and educational way to spend your winter, caring for a baby squirrel!

Delphyne said...

I have a couple of pictures of the squirrel my sister raised (Galadriel Silvertail!) on her husband's shoulder, pondering the Christmas tree. The squirrels are definitely cute, but they are active. And I mean active! I now know why and how the term "squirrelly" came to be.