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Jul 16, 2006

The plan

Must... gulp delicious CC's of miiilllk...

Must...show off eye capsules...

Must... look vulnerable and anerable...

Must... dangle... paw....


Teeny tailio thanks to Atlanta Squirrel re-habber Kathy C.

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Eye capsules? Check.
Dangling paw? Check.
Everyday object makes you look small? Check.


 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 10:47 AM

Totally cute!! Love it!

(Much better than the 4 ft. snake I found in my garden today. YUCK!)

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 10:50 AM

Awwwwwww, baby tree rat...

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 10:50 AM


bebe squirrel..

lookie it's wittle tail... it's peach fuzz!!!! :)

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 10:56 AM

AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWW!!! that is just too precious *melts*


 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 10:57 AM

It has that helpless look that just makes you want give it all the love and attention you can.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 10:59 AM

Oh, da ittle bitty baby sqwerl... ::melts::

Coldwater Warlock
 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 11:09 AM

ear buds! ear buds! *poit*

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 11:30 AM

I didn't know they had such skinny little furless tails!! They are so CUTE!!

And so tiny...

I guess it IS true that all baby animals are cute.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 11:31 AM


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 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 12:21 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong...

Helpless Look...
Cute Animal + Food...
Fuzz + Floppy Limbs (I think they're pretty floopy)...
Small ears (naturally, its small itself)...
Almost rule 16(eyes at same height as nose, large forehead, just not the body)...
Maybe dainty paws...
Eye capsules...
That is sooo a knobby knee on the back leg...
and the dangly paw...

...any objections?

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 12:35 PM

Sal -- nah. But the One Rule To Rule Them All here has to be #0: BAAAAAAAABYYYYYYY!!!!!

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 12:42 PM

Num num num num. Sluuuurp. And look at the way he's grasping the syringe. He's going to doody in that person's palm in a minute or two.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 12:45 PM

Eeee! Squrrel-let! In the UK, if you catch a grey squirrel, you're not allowed to release it alive. :(

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 01:00 PM

the dangling leg....the tail......they're just too much!

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 01:08 PM

The toes...the toes on the dangly foot...

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 01:13 PM


 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 01:19 PM

Dearest CO.
I actually caught myself saying "redonkulous" today to my family.
The cutness must stop before I find my self saying "nice tocks".
<3 Hilary

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 01:31 PM

That paw requires a patented CO Close Up!!!! I want to see up close and personal the little tiny toesies.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 01:51 PM

Ever smile so hard at a cute animal that you actually get tears in your eyes? Yeah..that just totally happened to me :D

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 03:06 PM

The little guy is anerable. + he is terribly cute...


 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 03:20 PM

Looks like McSquirrelsons here needs 15 CCs of formula, STAT!

Gotta loove that tail..it looks like a furry computer cord...

Jackie from Michigan
 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 04:12 PM


 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 04:26 PM

***"In the UK, if you catch a grey squirrel, you're not allowed to release it alive. :("***

Actually Beth, I read an article about that, and apparently you are not allowed to *relocate* them alive. Seems the guy in the article tried to move it to a forest about 25km from his home. Catch and release seems to be allowed tho. So mebbe if you catch it and release it *exactly* back to where you caught it, you are OK? Ah, the logic of governments...

I would "catch and release" when my dad live-trapped chipmonks. I jimmmied the traps and laughed about how he would never figure out why the animals suddenly got so smart. Turns out he knew the whole time. He's good that way. But MAN he hates chipmonks.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 04:58 PM

The problem with gray squirrels in the UK is that they're unwanted and aggressive imports, like starlings and kudzu in the US, which have wiped out the native red squirrels in many parts of the country-- hence the hostility.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 05:57 PM

Gah! I have just spent about ten minutes staring at this little guy in a state of what can only be described as abject adoration. I don't even like skwerls all that much, but he has stolen my soul. I loff him. His tail! You know it just has to be SOOOO SOFT!

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 07:03 PM

I love the little wormy tail & the froggy back leg against the person's body.
You know what I love about squirrels? How they play target practice on us with acorns when we walk under their trees. They are some smartass crafty little dudes. Hate em all you want but they have got some spunk!

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 07:13 PM

If anyone is tempted to try for a rehabber's license so they can bottle-feed baby squirrels, you usually end up with a LOT of them, and they each have to be fed like this every few hours around the clock... so you don't get much sleep. At least baby birds don't want to eat all day and all night too. It's hard work being a mom or dad.

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 08:18 PM

thats kind of ugly.

oops. sorry. did i say that out loud?

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 09:32 PM

The little whiskers...Oh, the little whiskers...I want one. The only squirrels I have access to are big and fat...although not nearly as fat as the one in the post from a while ago...

 |  Jul 16, 2006 at 09:47 PM

That has to be a different type of squirrel fishing. When I first saw that photo I thought "wow a furred lizard". Very cute though, especially that tail.

juggle geese
 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 12:49 AM

They are vermin as far as I am concerned

The Honourable Gadys Anstruther
 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 02:19 AM

Oh, sure, the baby squirrel is all cute an' all NOW, but you know what's going to happen when it reaches adolescence... EVIL! EVIL, I TELL YOU! EVIL!

J. Bo
 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 03:06 AM

The cuteness is actually painful! Wook at da baby skwerlly

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 03:41 AM

I'm glad most of you are enjoying this! Baby squirrels are PRECIOUS. I started rehabbing them last Fall and love it. It's a big commitment, but very rewarding (lots of soft belly kisses and tickling). I'll take more phtos next time, including close-ups of their little feeties.

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 04:57 AM

awwww, I got to do that once! My friend is a squirrel rehabber and I visited his house once at feeding time. (of course, it's always feeding time!)

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 05:05 AM

must...be so small... and make everyone faint with my baby squirrel superpowers

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 05:16 AM

the toesies the toesies the toesies....

Plonk..faints from the cuteness

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 06:19 AM

Poor little guy

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 06:53 AM

It's the ankle that gets me. The ANKLE. *faint*

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 06:59 AM

YAY for skwerls!
We're waiting for our second wave of squirrel babies to come in to the Wildlife Rehab Center. Any time now. Thank goodness the bunny wave is nearly done. (I released two buns last week! So gratifying!)

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 07:45 AM

He is adorable, even though he is of the rodentia variety. So small and warm-looking!

A Fine Morsel
 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 09:17 AM

cute it's to cute to be possible I LOVE your squaril

Thereza Morgan
 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 10:46 AM

I want to put the skwerl in my mouf!

snoooorgle! am nam nam!

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 11:40 AM

AGAIN with the teeny tailio. Don't you know that phrase, along with pics of said teeny tailio, makes me melt every time?!

 |  Jul 17, 2006 at 06:28 PM

ooh yes. I had one of these teensy skwerlers once. Sadly he died... looks like this guy has a slightly better chance...

A thinker
 |  Jul 18, 2006 at 10:39 AM

it's all about those wittle tiny toes!!!!!!!!!!!

 |  Jul 18, 2006 at 09:37 PM

Awww, sweet little baby

 |  Jul 19, 2006 at 07:40 AM

OMG I have spent my entire life avoiding, hating and yes, even sometimes destroying CUTE. I even refuse to burp the TUPPERWEAR. So, how is it I find myself on this site, looking at this tiny little guy with the caterpillar tail? God, help me, I don't know. I'm a closet CUTER. I need CA. Please, don't tell anyone I was here.

 |  Sep 06, 2006 at 12:04 PM

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