4 squirrels in the hand are worth... 2 in the bush

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4 squirrels in the hand are worth... 2 in the bush

Post: # 2652Post falkor
Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:26 am

These were blown out of their tree-top nest by high winds as Britain was struck by the tail-end of Hurricane Katia last week

The squirrels, who are just five weeks old, were found by a passer-by in the aftermath of the gale-force winds.

The rescued animals were taken to a vets' surgery in nearby Alnwick, Northumberland before being sent to the Sanctuary Wildlife Care Centre at Ulgham near Morpeth
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Sanctuary owner Kim Olson said that if the animals had not been found they would have died within hours, attacked by either magpies of cats.

She added that the animals, which weighed just 70grams, had gone into shock and were very sleepy and still.
The woman who found the baby squirrels was not able to find their mother and sanctuary workers fear that she may still be looking for her offspring.
Before they can be released the five-week-old animals need round the clock care and are being looked after by volunteer Eileen Welsh at her home.

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Re: 4 squirrels in the hand are worth... 2 in the bush

Post: # 2653Post Sas
Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:27 am

Such a cool photo

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