Squirrels are funny and playful, but always keep in mind that they are wild animals. Watch and enjoy them, always approach them slowly and carefully and never try to grab or pick one up. Many will scratch or bite when they feel scared or threatened. If you see one in trouble, try to protect it from predators without touching it and call your local animal control.

The day that my life changed forever.

Tiny had a nosebleed?, originally uploaded by Tresijas.

I don't remember a lot about my life before today. I know that I was warm, I know that I was fed and I know that I was loved. But on this day when I woke up I was cold, hungry and alone. My mama squirrel was gone and I was so scared. I waited and waited and waited. I'm not ashamed to say that I cried a little... or maybe a lot. I waited until my tummy made so much noise that I couldn't stand it another second. I told myself to be brave because I needed to go out and find something to make my tummy be quiet.