North East Wildlife Animal Rehabilitation Coalition is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. We are a group of licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and these are the tales of the injured and orphaned animals we care for until they are able to be released back into the wild.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The fungus ferrets!

Qbert, Snarf and Snuffles are big and beautiful and loving life in the outdoor pen with their new friends! In about a week they too will be out in the big world.....

.....making room for this gang once they are old enough! Here we have a group of 6 consisting of Caramel, the largest of them, a sweet boy that was well loved and cared for by the woman that found him. She had him for a couple of weeks but knew he needed to be with other squirrels and wanted to do what was best for him. So as hard as it was to part with the little bugger, she brought him here and he is thrilled to have playmates now! He's also a ham for the camera!

Caramel now has 4 sisters and a brother to play with. The 2 smallest girls came in together then there are the 3 middle sized ones, a brother/sister pair and a single female making it a family of 6 altogether.

All are doing great, eating well and starting to munch solids and even being pretty good at using the litter box (as demonstrated by Caramel....uh, a little privacy please mom! LOL).
So as you can see, the fungus encounter hasn't scared me off of taking in more squirrels!


  1. glad i found you...nice blog! love your pictures! i'm a nature & critter lover too!! i love the squirrels!! and possums!! :)

  2. Thanks so much and welcome....I'm glad you found me too because that led me to your blog! Beautiful....amazing pictures!

  3. Awwwww, so dang cute! I had no idea they could be trained to use a litter box!

  4. They are pretty good about using the litter box to pee in at least....they just poop everywhere! LOL

  5. that's a good thing!! poop is so much easier to clean up!! it's hard to even picture a squirrel peeing in a litter box!! love it!!! :)