Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gray Squirrel, Gray Squirrel, swish your bushy tail!

Ok, so I don't usually post twice in one day let alone in one week. However today was quite an exciting day.... sort of. Right after I finished my previous post and turned off my laptop I accompanied my dad on his daily walk around the neighborhood. Right around the corner from our street we came upon a baby squirrel in the middle of the road. We figured that we could probably shoo him back onto the grass by the road and hoped that he would find his way back to the tree where his home and perhaps his mom were waiting for him. Yet when we walked over to him he didn't move at all. Thinking that perhaps he was just too young to be afraid my dad picked him up and carried him back over to the closest yard.

We began to continue our walk. For about two steps when....

Baby squirrel followed us. We stopped and tried to shoo him away again but instead he got onto my left shoe.

And then proceeded to climb up my left leg.

No joke.

Realizing that he was not at all afraid of us, that he was shivering like crazy and that he would be far safer with us than left to fend for himself we took him on our walk with us. Upon returning home we did a bit of research and called a few rehabilitation places and figured out what we needed to provide to get the little guy through the night. We should be able to take him some place tomorrow but for now he's in a tub asleep on our kitchen table.

It's not everyday a baby squirrel climbs up your leg.


  1. Not everyday, indeed!!! Wow!! How cool is that?

    So, ya gonna name him (Rocky, maybe?)

    Are you going to take him to a rehab place or just out into the woods?

  2. We took him to a rehab place.

    Also, how to I set up my account to get all comments emailed to me? I keep trying but must be doing it wrong.... can you email me the instructions??