Ok, so in yesterday's post I promised to have a surprise for you all today. Be prepared for loads of photo's!!!.
Many of you maybe wondering what these gorgeous little creature's are??? tails too long for puppies & kittens. Have you guessed???. They are newborn SQUIRRELS!!!!!!.
My lovely buddy Monica rang me yesterday morning asking me whether we could take it in turns between us looking after them (i'm on the Sunday eve to Thursday eve shift, she is Thurs to Sunday obviously). Monica has to work at a nursery and is now unable to take her wildlife rescues in with her so she was despairing that she would no longer be able to care for them. A few weeks ago we had a chat and decided to look after them between us. Its good as it also gives me a break as all of the newborns need 3 hourly feeds. As tiring as it can be it is amazing being able to look after these gorgeous babies. It's nice to know that you have a hand in helping them to survive.
These little one's had been abandoned by their Mummy, she was probably scared from the nest. Luckily someone found them and took them to the rescue centre. They are about 7 days old and still have their eyes closed. In about another 7 days they should start to open their eyes up.
I am going to give you regular updates like I do the hedgehogs each year and hope you enjoy this journey with me. I have a feeling it is going to be another busy year with casualties and orphans. A job I am blessed to be a part of.
INSTINCTIVELY THEY ALL HUDDLE UP TOGETHER FOR WARMTH & COMFORT
ME AND MONICA THINK THAT THEY LOOK LIKE THE PINK PANTHER WHEN THEY ARE BABIES!!!
HAD TO GET MARTIN TO HOLD THIS LITTLE ONE BUT STILL COULDN'T TAKE A CLEAR PICTURE!
LOOK AT THAT BIG TUMMY!!!
AT THE MOMENT THEY JUST HAVE SHORT DOWNY FUR WHICH FEELS LIKE VELVET
LOOK LIKE MINIATURE SUMO WRESTLERS!!!
Thought you might like these guys, aren't they cute!!!!. By the way there are two little girls and a boy. We are trying to think of names for them so if anyone has ideas please share.
Oh by the way can you remember these little one's???
Monica, Brian & Willow were the baby hoglets I was weaning last year at the end of Summer. I am happy to say that they are all in hibernation at the rescue centre and should be ready to be released in nearby woodland April time.
I promise to be back next week with an update and more pic's so that you can see them grow. I'm so excited being able to share this with you as it is not everyday we get to see these babies. I have only seen baby squirrels once at the centre so this is pretty new to me as well.
Thank you for visiting and hope it was worth the wait.
Big hugs Clare xxx