those people probably fell across some abandoned babies. my friend has 2 squirrels (a grey and a black) that he found at separate times, as babies, having fallen out of the nest and lying on the ground. if i found that, i'd take it home too! i'd found a baby black squirrel on the ground when i was about 5 or 6 years old. (it was curled up in a ball sleeping, it didnt care that i'd picked it up). i had a babysitter that day so i didn't take it home. my mom would have let me keep it in a second. but i was afraid the sitter would kill it or huck it in the garbage or down the ravine in our backyard. so i went next door to my best friends house, and her mom was finishing apinao lesson. That kids mom took it from me saying she'd take it to the vet. to this day i pray she really did and it got to live as a squirrel, i love them and their simple lives.
"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." - Amy Tan