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.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The squirrel cafe.

For those who may be wondering what happens to all the squirrels that get released.....well they end up outside my kitchen window for breakfast every morning of course! The "bird" feeders out there weren't put there for the birds after all! LOL
There were 14 out there on this particular morning. Everyone looks quite fat and healthy I must say. This one is a regular.....and this is the preferred method of dining....hanging vampire style the whole time...every time! As you can see she's got it down to a science!

The coonies aren't the only ones that love pumpkin! I also put some out there for the squirrels and they go nuts for it!There is always one wise guy that has to take the treats I do leave for the birds! Recently the suet (that usually lasts a week or so) kept disappearing by the next day. Finally, after some snow on the ground, I think I figured out the mystery. I think the little rats are going at it, pulling it out and dropping it on the ground. It's too heavy for them to carry it off, but I'm sure the fox that belongs to the prints that lead to the feeder had noooooooo problem scoffing up the chunk of tasty fat! It's a conspiracy I tell ya! The squirrels probably worked it out with the fox.....stop eating us and we'll supply ya some good chow in return! LOLThere was one little guy that looked a little rough around the edges that I'm keeping an eye on. Looks like a large healed scar on it. I'm guessing it was badly injured and holed up somewhere and actually managed to heal. Seems to be doing well now.....a little thin but not alarmingly so (and to be expected if it was holed up healing for a while) but eating up a storm now and apparently well on the road to recovery since it's been out there regularly recently. It won't be long before it fattens right up again like the rest of them!


  1. I don't mind the squirrels in my feeders either- we usually put out a seperate tray of cracked corn and birdseed for the rabbits, squirrels and wild turkeys. They are just so fun to watch :)

  2. Great pics! It so neat to see how flexible these little guys are. I love watching squirrels as muchas birds ;-)

  3. SQUIRRELS!! gotta love 'em!! such hard headed little determined creatures!!
    such fun to watch!!
    GREAT pictures!