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Old 11-27-2013, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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I'm a firm believer that God puts you where you need to be - when you need to be there. Thank goodness he had the heart to save and protect that little guy - what a sweet story. Now I gotta go sing.....ZIP a dee doo da....Zip a dee ay.... !!!!
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I'm a firm believer that God puts you where you need to be - when you need to be there. Thank goodness he had the heart to save and protect that little guy - what a sweet story. Now I gotta go sing.....ZIP a dee doo da....Zip a dee ay.... !!!!
LOL! That's a GREAT idea!
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Old 11-27-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Kanada (*v*)
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Kudzu thank you for posting this,a beautiful story..
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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I have had 2 of those little guys rescued from downed nests. Our dog wasn't crazy about them living in his house but he adjusted.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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With that much control over the formative period and bonding he should train it to waterski!


Squirrel Waterskiing - YouTube
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:25 AM
 
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That is so sweet. I would love to have a baby squirrel, very cute.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:26 AM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Aww very cute.

I do hope the guy releases into its natural habitat though. That is the best outcome for the squirrel. Wild animals are not served well when tamed. And it is a federal offense in several states to tame and keep wildlife.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:43 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I do hope the guy releases into its natural habitat though. That is the best outcome for the squirrel. Wild animals are not served well when tamed.
A few years ago I rescued a baby rat (eyes not yet open) which one of my cats brought home, bottle fed it and nurtured it to adulthood. I couldn't bring myself to release "Miss Ratatouille" back into the wild as, having been hand raised by a human, there was no way she could have survived but would quickly have fallen prey to a larger animal or to poison. The average lifespan of her ilk is 2-3 years but she lived very happily and very well fed in a very fancy high-rise condo cage for 4 years before finally passing away in her sleep.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:45 PM
 
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An animal like a squirrel that has been raised by a human since practically birth and tamed would not live long in the wild. It would be a disservice to the poor thing to release it into the wild.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:37 AM
 
Location: in a rocker on the porch.
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An animal like a squirrel that has been raised by a human since practically birth and tamed would not live long in the wild. It would be a disservice to the poor thing to release it into the wild.
I totally agree. It would be signing it's death warrant.
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