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This is Rowdy, on the first day that I rescued him. I had just stepped outside when I heard a lot of noise way high up in the pine trees right in front of our house. I looked up and saw a huge crow had dropped a much smaller something that was crashing through the pine limbs and headed right for me. The tiny little critter landed about 3 feet from me and let out a scream that I think you could have heard in the next county. I raced over to it before any of my cats that were already on their way could get to it. I picked it up, stuck it under my shirt, ran in the house. Upon inspection I realized that it was a tiny, eyes-still-closed baby Eastern Gray Squirrel.

Lucky for Rowdy he was one fat very wiggly little baby that must have been too much for the crow to hold on to. I took this photo of him after I had fed him his first meal away from mom. Since I had never raised a baby squirrel before I headed to the internet for help, found a site with lots of information and some wonderful ladies that told me everything I needed to get him to grow up to be big, beautiful and healthy. One interesting note. I was told that to know his birth date that all I had to do was wait for his eyes to open count back 5 weeks and that should be just about when he was born. I waited for a few weeks, his eyes opened, counted back, born Aug.3. his birth date, is the same day as mine! He will be 11 years old, on Aug.3rd. I will be somewhat older, however.

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Photo taken Leitchfield Kentucky Sept. 2003


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  • Olga
    Olgaabout 5 years ago

    OMG! Incredible!!! Did you rock this cutie to sleep in your palm….?

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 5 years ago

    what a precious photo,,,,,

  • oneperfectkiss
    oneperfectkissabout 5 years ago

    Adorable!!! xx

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 5 years ago

    How cute is this! ;o)

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely amazing and your photograph is so perfect !! This capture really has the woooow factor !!

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosabout 5 years ago

    A priceless image and so perfectly taken, just love it,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Dmarie Frankulin
    Dmarie Frankulinabout 5 years ago

    Oh My Goodness!!! How adorable. So clear and crisp of a photo too. :-)

  • Gabby87
    Gabby87about 5 years ago

    SO so so very cute and nice work and nice shot too!!!!!
    And I love this shot too!!!!!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago

    awww what a sweet little animal lovely capture

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    Very, very sweet image…so special!!!! And so fantastically clear!!! Well done!

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