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.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Guess who?!

What a difference a couple weeks make! (and a never ending supply of nice, fattening, black oil sunflower seeds!) If not for the fur loss on her back, I probably would never have recognized this almost portly looking squirrel as our once emaciated little girl! I took this picture a couple days ago (exactly 15 days after the originals) and watched over the last couple mornings to be sure...and I'm thrilled to report on her progress! She could stand to gain a little more, as they say the camera does add a little weight, but whew, was I glad to see this! Once her hair fills back in I won't even be able to tell her apart anymore. Awesome!
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.


  1. she's such a cutie- I'm glad she is fattening up again :) I love watching the birds and squirrels first thing in the morning too. Last fall we even had a wild turkey hen (is that correct for a female turkey??) that visited each day :)

  2. LOL..yup hen is correct. That's so funny, I also have had a hen that comes and hangs around every spring. Last year she brought a friend and there were 2 of them. I always look forward to her returning (and dread the day she doesn't).