CRITTERS OF THE DAY

From THE TELEGRAPH:

Five week-old squirrels were found in the aftermath of the gale-force winds that hit the UK last week, with their mother nowhere to be seen. They were taken to a veterinary surgery in Alnwick before being delivered to the animal welfare centre at Ulgham near Morpeth, where volunteers now feed them goat's milk every three hours and will continue to look after them through winter.

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CRITTERS OF THE DAY — 10 Comments

  1. Lovely little things. Red ones too!
    We now have no red ones left in this part of the country, but thousands of their grey ‘foreign’ cousins.
    Beautiful.

  2. red squirrels must be HUGE if those are a week old. I, too, only know of the gray ones. After last winter’s ice storm, I found a fallen, shattered nest, but they were too small and had been too long exposed for even the vet to help.

  3. I think you are referring to a different breed of red squirrel, Caminante. The native, British red squirrel is an extremely shy animal that only lives in certain types of fir woodland. They don’t go anywhere near human habitation.