Ok, so these pictures are not perfect, but I have to share this little story!
My new neighbors across the street were having a new fence installed. They hired a company who came promptly to their house and pulled out the equipment to dig the holes & install their fence, augers, etc. They measured & prepared, and just as these guys were going to start digging the hole with the auger, they had a little visitor. A little baby squirrel scurried up one of the guys legs! A bit shocked at this little guy’s bravery, they gently tried to place him out of harms way and tried again to proceed with their job at hand. Again, this little sqirrel had other plans, he ran around them & frolicked in and out and again tried to scurry up their leg. Finally, one of the workers went to my neighbor and asked her to lock this baby squirrel in her garage as they could not finish their job without fear of hurting the little guy.
So my neighbor did as they asked because she didnt want any harm to come of this little creature either.
Fearing he was starving, she then did what we all would probably do and fed this little guy some walnuts. When her fence was finished, they opened the garage door hoping this guy would go out on his own and live a normal squirrels life. It wasn’t long before she found that she had been adopted by this squirrel. He has evidently decided not to leave, and he dearly loves his new friend!
George started telling me about this story a few days ago, I had been busy at the Spring art walk so did not have a chance to witness this little guy until I returned home this afternoon. When I pulled up in my driveway, I noticed my sweet neighbor on her front porch, throwing down some food for her new friend. I asked her if I could take a few photos, she was kind enough to oblige. She explained that she wants him to be wild, but also doesnt want anything to happen to him, no owls or hawks to pick him up. She’s been putting little bits of water & seeds out for him and when she comes outside, he climbs all over her like they are the best of friends.
Right now shes still hoping he will find his way but he seems so used to people that we are a bit concerned for his safety. At this point in time, unless she receives advice otherwise, I think she plans on doing what she’s doing & hopes that he will find his way on his own.
I’ll let you know if we have any further updates!