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Posted: 4/13/2006 9:05:55 PM EDT
i do tree removal for a living.  we have squirrel nests all the time to remove when we take out trees.

well, its that time of year.... they are having lil bastard squirrel babys. actually, i cant help but to not hate them when they are little alien looking bastards.

anyways... we knocked a nest out of a tree today not knowing there was any in there, and 3 babies came out unable to move on their own... we picked the up with gloves on, and set them in the wooded area.  the mother was going nuts while this went on.

ive read rabbits will kill their babies in this event, if the bunnies smell like the people after you move them.  

will squirrels do this also or will they try to rescue / save them?

my guess is they are cat food by now... oh well, we tried.    so... will the mothers usually save the babies????
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:07:37 PM EDT
Man you could of kept them and made your self a evil Squirrel army!!
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:08:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Man you could of kept them and made your self a evil Squirrel army!!



with fricken lazer beams on their heads!
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:08:13 PM EDT
just bring a microwave along, quick nutritious snacks while you're working
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:09:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
i do tree removal for a living.  we have squirrel nests all the time to remove when we take out trees.

well, its that time of year.... they are having lil bastard squirrel babys. actually, i cant help but to not hate them when they are little alien looking bastards.

anyways... we knocked a nest out of a tree today not knowing there was any in there, and 3 babies came out unable to move on their own... we picked the up with gloves on, and set them in the wooded area.  the mother was going nuts while this went on.

ive read rabbits will kill their babies in this event, if the bunnies smell like the people after you move them.  

will squirrels do this also or will they try to rescue / save them?

my guess is they are cat food by now... oh well, we tried.    so... will the mothers usually save the babies????




Old Wives Tale
birds, bunnies, squirrels, will not kill thier young.  Maybe clean em if you really smell bad.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:10:20 PM EDT
I think the whole idea of the mothers abandoning/killing, etc are nothing but rumor.  The only animal I know that will sometimes abandon their young if human scent is detected is black bears.

I handle babie rabbits all the time.  My daughter loves them.  We put them back in the nest and mom always comes back..
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 9:11:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
I think the whole idea of the mothers abandoning/killing, etc are nothing but rumor.  The only animal I know that will sometimes abandon their young if human scent is detected is black bears.

I handle babie rabbits all the time.  My daughter loves them.  We put them back in the nest and mom always comes back..



it is, it was invented by mothers so thier kids leave the poor bastards alone.
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:38:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By builttoughf250:

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Man you could of kept them and made your self a evil Squirrel army!!



with fricken lazer beams on their heads!

Link Posted: 4/13/2006 10:50:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Valkyrie:
I think the whole idea of the mothers abandoning/killing, etc are nothing but rumor.  The only animal I know that will sometimes abandon their young if human scent is detected is black bears.

I handle babie rabbits all the time.  My daughter loves them.  We put them back in the nest and mom always comes back..



Well, a friend of mine did that and the babies were dead later on...
Link Posted: 4/13/2006 11:07:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:
just bring a microwave along, quick nutritious snacks while you're working



Haha.  yummy.
Link Posted: 4/14/2006 9:52:48 AM EDT
My cat just got a juvenile squirrel the other day...it was too big to called a baby, but not full grown.  It was rather freakish looking, actually.  All that was left after the Finnster started eating it was the tail, and what looked like the heart and liver.  Guess he needed fava beans and a nice chianti for that.  
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