Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The stubby tailed boy is also doing well and still a regular visitor. Doesn't phase him a bit!
It was grand central station out there this morning. At least 12 of them bouncing around like maniacs! I love sipping my first coffee of the day at the table watching their antics right outside my kitchen window.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
And the actual guilty party looking like he just can't imagine why someone would do that! How awful!
Look at that face! He LOOKS guilty! He's looking as if to say "Do you think she noticed it? Do you think she knows it was me?"
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tash had taken to denning up in the large outdoor den box with Kinky and I'm sure a couple of the others. He happily comes out to say hi to me!
When Vin comes by.....he scolds him off! An easily defensible position to prevent further bites to his backside! (where Vin likes to sneak up on them!) That is pretty much the effect he has on most of them now. Luckily the girls are very confident and don't take any crap, (and for the most part he is a gentle giant), because he is pretty huge and powerful compared to them and could hurt them if he really wanted to. Like I said, he's just being a raccoon....he's not mean, just persistently annoying!
So off I go to see what I have to deal with now!
Monday, February 21, 2011
On to the rest of the gang. At first it was business as usual....everyone saw Mom, which equals food, so out they charged. Then a big gust of wind blew something down and there was a loud crash! A tremendous stampede ensued & they all ran back inside to the indoor den box. Well almost everyone! One of the babies thought it best to hide here! (I laughed so hard I don't even remember which one it was!)
Frozen still, not twitching a muscle! Remember, if they can't see you, then you can't see them.....same goes for whatever scares them!
Pip, May and Amy
After the first attempt at separating him (with Scrappy to keep him company) failed when he ripped apart the removable window, Dad came by and measured for a new one....hopefully a stronger one.
In the meantime, when I saw Vin and Scrappy hanging out in the section I wanted to separate them into, I couldn't let an easy opportunity pass. There is a built in plexi glass window that can be opened and closed to seal off that section as well. I had not wanted to use that because I still wanted them to be able to interact with the crew through a wire window, but the annoyance level among the girls has reached a peak. To avoid future injuries and future babies (in case anyone ends up going into heat!) I played my trump card.....and I'm going to hope he doesn't manage to dig his way in there again!
Friday, February 18, 2011
This lucky screech regained it's freedom Wednesday night. It was found in a fireplace a couple weeks back and Mary got it to Tufts. Aside from being a little starved and dehydrated, it was fine. Tufts fattened it up and Mary and I drove out to the neighborhood it was found in and it ever so silently disappeared into the night.
After releasing the screech we promptly headed out to Tufts again.....this time with a red tail rescued by Maureen on the MBTA tracks in Billerica. She didn't fare so well unfortunately. The right wing and both legs broken in several places, along with wounds on the abdomen and feet left no alternative but for them to euthanize it. It's a pretty good guess it was probably hit by the train while hunting in the open area of the tracks.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
She has probably been holed up with other squirrels as well or she would have frozen to death by now. She is not chased off or harassed by the other squirrels so she's got some friends/family out there at the very least!
Here is one of our normal little fatties out there compared to our skinny little girl....the difference is striking, poor little thing. I'll be keeping an eye on her for now. She's quick, alert and very active, and since she is eating great now, I'll make sure she continues to do so!