Old  August 28th, 2017, 6:02pm     #121
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Just the clean up remains.
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  Old  August 28th, 2017, 6:10pm     #122
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Good for you for quickly finding a wildlife expert.

Sometimes, if the nest is destroyed or in bad shape, it's recommended to place what's left of it in a wicker/woven basket if you happen to have one handy. Then try to put it back in a tree or some place safe nearby. It's really good that you got a hold of a rehabber. They are usually so busy, more so in the spring when a lot of babies are born, and sometimes it takes a while for them to get back to people. I don't know what other advice the rehabber gave to you. I know that any animal should be kept in a safe place and they should be kept warm. It is usually almost always advised not to feed them. Some people have actually killed an animal that could have had a chance by keeping it for a few days while thinking they were helping it, and/or by feeding it, usually improper food. I see that a lot on the posts that I get from the local rehabbers that I follow.

It's also good that the rehabber will come get the babies. Most of them are so busy and it's normally up to the person to bring them in, or meet somewhere like a store parking lot.

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  Old  August 28th, 2017, 11:25pm     #123
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She never called me back, so I started reading about such.

I learned about infant squirrels' biggest threat is hypothermia, that they can't maintain their body heat and need to stay above 99 degrees.

I worried and worried. I finally went out to get then and put them in a warming box per the instructions I found.

Yay, oh yay. They were gone. The nest looked still intact, so I rumpled through the whole thing. I searched around underneath. No babies!

Squirrel mommy found the babies and took them to her secondary nest site. I feel SO much better.


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  Old  August 28th, 2017, 11:44pm     #124
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I'm very glad that the Mama came and got her babies.

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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 1:33pm     #125
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So glad.

I understand things happen in nature all the time. I get that. I get that there is no shortage of gray squirrels around here. I get that my husband does not think squirrels are desirable animals because they bother his plants. I realize some people would have just thrown the nest into the wood chipper.

But I can't knowingly and willingly be responsible for the death of little animals, especially when the reason there is an issue is because of my interference with them.

This was the size of the three babies. How could any person with a heart not try to save them?
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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 2:42pm     #126
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What a little sweetie! I agree that squirrels can be destructive - they have dug up my plants, put holes in the yard, chewed on planters, etc., but I still love them and feel sorry for them since I know they have a hard life due to predators, loss of habitat and cars.

One of the local wildlife rescues is holding a squirrel rehab class this weekend.

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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 3:03pm     #127
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Actually, the woman did call back last night, left a voice mail and texted me....I had the phone with me except for the time I was in the shower. Would have been good if someone else could have heard my phone and told me, but apparently no one else heard or bothered....I guess I could have checked it myself as well.

Anyhoo, I called her back and told her the story. She was very glad to hear that they were reunited with the mom. She seemed really nice.

Are you going to take on squirrels as well as bunnies??

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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 4:40pm     #128
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I think that bunnies are enough for now.

I wouldn't be able to handle rehabbing wildlife anyway. I know that that the rehabbers have to deal with a lot of loss and see a lot of animals in really bad shape. I couldn't deal with that. I'm so grateful that there are people willing and able to care for injured and orphaned wildlife.

It's nice to know that the rehabber followed up on the baby squirrels. I know that there are times they are slammed with animals and can hardly even take a breath for themselves.

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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 6:28pm     #129
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Speaking of bunnies - I'm guilty of cruelty to bunnies this summer. They were eating our garden, so we fenced them out. For several days after the fence went up, one little bunny would hop along the fence looking for a way in. Poor fella lost his personal salad bowl.

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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 7:58pm     #130
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I guess bunnies are keeping you busy enough, cb.

Are you tossing leftovers out for them, CL?

By removing the mulberry that was all over the house, some damaged shingles have been revealed. Today I have been looking for roofers....

This house is my full time job now.

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  Old  August 29th, 2017, 10:11pm     #131
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The bunnies have been munching the neighbor's soybeans, so they're doing okay.

We have lots of deer around here, but for some reason they never bother our garden. Must be our ferocious guard cats.

The contractor finally finished our garage roof, so no more of that for a while. You have my sympathy, Ravzie.

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  Old  August 30th, 2017, 12:21am     #132
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I hope that you can find a good roofer who does patch jobs, Ravzie.

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I have an appointment for an inspection Tuesday. Oddly, the raised shingles we could see way up on the top of the roof seem to have flattened back out by themselves. But I am sure they need repair.

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Hopefully the inspector will be honest and not tell you that you need repair if the shingles have truly gone back into place and are making a good seal on the roof.

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  Old  September 7th, 2017, 10:30pm     #135
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I got a pretty good report from the roof guy. I like that he didn't try to sell me a new roof. But as I suspected, there is a spot with damage from the tree, so I hired him to do it.

Like all contractors, he has yet to call me back and set the time. SMH !

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