squirrel re-nesting downloadBaby squirrels often fall from their nests during storms.

If you find healthy baby squirrels on the ground, please give the mother a chance to come back for her young. If you care, leave them there! Mammals such as gray squirrels and raccoons form a very strong mother-young bond and given the opportunity, mothers will usually come back and pick up their babies if they can do so without human interference. It is imperative for humans to keep a distance from the baby and keep pets inside or leashed while in the area. Take a look around and see if you see an adult in the area. If you’re concerned with predation, the baby can be placed in a box or basket and fastened to the tree or structure it was found under. If you think the baby is orphaned or injured contact SFWC at (954) 524-4302 x10 for guidance.

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