Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
Hi Millie -
Back in "the day" (when I did rehab) it was not totally unusual to see some baby squirrels this time of year. A lot depends on the weather, or course (I was in KY at the time). I would say that it wouldn't be unusual for her to be moving her baby (or babies) if she felt threatened where they had been OR there is the possibility that the baby she was carrying to another location was not healthy and she was getting it out of the nest. Amazing that Mother Nature shows wild animals (and some tame ones, too) which are the weakest.
Are you putting out food for them? I used to keep a mixture of cracked corn and bird seed so that the wild birds and squirrels could share. So many people hate squirrels because they get into the bird feeders. I have had to stop feeding them here in FL because last year one got into the crawl space under our roof and wreaked absolute havoc with our plumbing. We would wake up every morning it seemed with water dripping from our ceiling somewhere. It really doesn't help them endear themselves to you when they've cost you so much money!
I'd keep my eyes open for her if I were you. You may be able to follow her visually and find out where the nest is and see if she continues to stay there or not. And maybe you'll have a whole new family on your hands!
Are your kitties indoor/outdoor? If they are outside they will have a certain knack for finding any babies around, and they don't treat them in a neighborly fashion!
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Last edited by Crittercall; 10-01-2006 at 09:39 PM.