Nice man rescues two baby squirrels

I can’t resist putting up a good squirrel rescue video, this one sent by reader Michael.  Here a would-be actor rescues two squirrels: Daisy and Petunia (great names!).


  1. Posted March 13, 2018 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Aw, how wonderful! What a guy!

  2. Liz
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    The Daisys (pl.)? don’t stick around for too long. I’ve never been that close to a squirrel.

  3. Posted March 13, 2018 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Squirrels are amazingly intelligent for such little creatures.

  4. Posted March 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Such videos make me wish to tame a squirrel for a pet. Hardly a good idea if one is already employed by a cat.

    • busterggi
      Posted March 13, 2018 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

      Squirrels make great pets but they do need to be entertained if they can’t run free. My cats and the squirrels around here just ignore each other – they don’t have a predator/prey relationship.

  5. ladyatheist
    Posted March 13, 2018 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    That’s really sweet!

  6. Posted March 13, 2018 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    My squirrel rescue story. I wasn’t going to burden you, but… Last year, a squealing baby squirrel showed up in my yard. I followed the rules, leaving it where it was so the mother could find it. She didn’t, and my wife told me “I told you so.”

    I discovered mom squirrel had been run over, so I called a local wildlife rescue agency. After they found out it was an eastern grey, they said they wouldn’t help. In my area, that is considered a nuisance species. (God, I hate that!)

    I told my wife that we had done all we could, but she was having none of that. It was time to Google “baby squirrel”. The information I discovered was overwhelming. Squirrel formula!? I was sternly told a baby squirrel needed to be raised with other baby squirrels. Where the hell was I going to find another baby squirrel?

    Anyway, TMALSS, we spent two months nurturing this baby squirrel, trying not to let it get attached to us. It matured and was feisty. I have the bites to prove it. Finally we decided to release it in a wildlife park nearby where other squirrels are known to loiter. I thought it was over.

    One night my wife said, apropos nothing, “I hope ‘our’ squirrel is okay.” I told it was not ‘our’ squirrel, but a wild squirrel who would have to look after itself.

    Recently we took a walk in the wildlife park where we released ‘our’ squirrel and, wouldn’t you know it, a squirrel chattered at us from a big-leaf maple tree. My wife immediately decided it was ‘our’ squirrel and it recognized us. I pointed out there were probably over a thousand squirrels in this 700 acre park, and the big-leaf maple was nowhere near where we released the squirrel. But she is having none of that. Today I noticed “peanuts” on the grocery list.

    • Posted March 13, 2018 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

      Sounds like your wife is the sensible one in the family. Give her my plaudits!

    • Posted March 14, 2018 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

      Great story, Darwinwins. Or should I say, ‘Darwin’s wife wins’?

  7. Posted March 13, 2018 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Squirrels are selfish, greedy animals. If you give a peanut to one it knows to immediately start running because other squirrels nearby will immediately chase it and try to steal the peanut.

    I was particularly shocked when I saw two squirrels come out of the same nest when they saw me tossing peanuts, and they behaved the same way – one got hold of a peanut, the other immediately chased it and tried to steal its food.

  8. Diane G.
    Posted March 14, 2018 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Awww! What an upper!

  9. Posted March 14, 2018 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    The Chinese had this rather lovely tribute to Hawking. It reads “Travel well, you who is in a parallel world”.

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