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Old 10-18-2023, 06:04 PM
 
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I leave nature to nature. Hawks and 'yotes have to eat.
I was thinking the same thing. Wildlife is wild, and sometimes death is part of life...or the circle of life. I actually love squirrels, but if I saw one in distress or abandoned offspring I'd probably just let them be.
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Old 10-19-2023, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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The concern is more about the civilized campus/park areas I work in and not the ranch I live on.
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Old 10-19-2023, 04:03 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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The concern is more about the civilized campus/park areas I work in and not the ranch I live on.
Why does that matter? The hazards a wandering juvenile squirrel faces in an urban park might differ slightly but that doesn't really change the underlying longer term considerations. Don't meddle in things you don't understand. You can make everything worse for the squirrel, especially if it is so young it isn't even weaned. Besides, don't you have a house full of unconfined cats? Not a very safe environment to bring small wildlife into! Give the squirrel's parents time to sort it out. If they don't sort it out, call a licensed rehabber in to assess the situation. In most if not all states, it is illegal for some unlicensed Joe off the street with no proper housing or rehabbing skills to capture and hold native wildlife in any case.

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