Seymour

Rescued 9/2015 as an orphan, hope you enjoy his special life as well as his new sister @sabrina_the_squirrel. 🐿️

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(Swipe for more photos) My Hurricane Irma rescue girl has 3 sisters now. 🐿️🐿️🐿️ If you look closely at the 4th photo, that baby girl has the same tummy stripes as @sabrina_the_squirrel. 😍

My hurricane girl is too young (still has her eyes closed) to join the little rascals & Smidge, and one of my rehabber friends has been taking care of 26 healthy babies, so I took in 3 of her rescues close in age to my hurricane girl so they can bond and be released together. Although she still has her eyes closed, she'll be just fine with these gals. Being released together increases their chances of thriving, so it's better for all of them. 😊

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(Sound on) One more #tbt from the last time I saw Marilyn back in February. 😍

By then, she had relocated her and her family from the park trees to the safer swamp forest. The hawks were abundant in the park, so she found safety in the forest along with plenty of food & water. It took me nearly an hour to find her (or for her to find me), but I spent the rest of the afternoon in the woods with her & her family. I believe I'll have to venture back into the forest to try to locate her again, and it may take more than one visit. Still, I'm not concerned for her well-being... she's shown me how brilliant she is on many occasions, I just miss my old friend. 😊

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(Swipe for a few more photos) #tbt Before @sabrina_the_squirrel came into the world and our lives, Seymour and I befriended another incredibly special wild squirrel: Marilyn. 😊

Marilyn observed Seymour at the park from his very first visit, and quickly became a part of our family. She protected Seymour from other wild squirrels by chasing them off, she helped Seymour find his way back to me on numerous occasions (including once when he ventured into the swampy forest and also when he was gone for 8 days), and she helped show her squirrel family that they could trust me so that I could enjoy their company whenever she was off on her own adventures. I haven't seen her in a long time, but I know in my heart that she's doing just fine. I've watched how brilliant she is at avoiding mistakes other squirrels unfortunately make, and she's even passing on her survival skills & strategies to her family. I'll visit her park in Tampa again soon, and hopefully I'll come across her and perhaps her babies as well. 😊
Looking back at Marilyn's photos, I see a striking resemblance to @sabrina_the_squirrel. I'm certain that I was drawn to helping Sabrina because of Marilyn, and I hope I can thank her in person someday. 😘

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Smidge met Seymour face to face today. 😊

Although Seymour won't be loving & playful towards them, I'm happy that he understands they aren't a threat and chooses not to be mean to them. Squirrels can be very hostile towards unfamiliar squirrels out in the wild, so peace between them is very appreciated. 😊

And as a reminder, only Seymour and Sabrina are staying with me long-term. The little rascals, Smidge, my hurricane baby girl, and any other potential rescues will all be released back into the wild at a safe & squirrel-friendly location by a licensed rehabber once they're ready for that stage. The little rascals and Smidge should have already moved on to their next home, but Hurricane Irma complicated matters and there's currently a tremendous amount (literally hundreds) of rescued babies in Tampa/St. Pete alone... so I can hold on to these little ones until the rehabbers aren't overwhelmed. 😊

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The runt that I took in a couple of weeks ago is doing very well, although she's still a runt compared to the little rascals. Since she's maybe half their size, I've named her Smidge. She wrestles with her bigger siblings that are only a week older than her and doesn't seem to realize she's a runt, and I think she'll someday catch up to them even if it takes awhile. Two of the little rascals are awake in this video clip, while two are still asleep under the blankets. The hurricane baby is in her own container under a heating pad, but these 5 are now residing in the bottom half of Sabrina's cage since @sabrina_the_squirrel roams free throughout the squirrel room and doesn't use the bottom half anyways. 😊

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(Sound on, and swipe for photos) Not all rescues go according to plan. Garrett learned to be careful around a wood stork's beak. 🤣

The morning after Hurricane Irma hit us, my friend Garrett and I drove around Citrus County in his big truck looking for ways to help people and animals. One of the first animals we came across was this wood stork that had a noticeably damaged wing. After we picked it up, we got in touch with a local wildlife rescue center that specializes in birds and brought it to them. Hopefully it makes a full recovery in time. 😊

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Seymour is ready for our lives to return to normal, but we at least have power so I'm grateful. Enjoy your Friday... please drive safe and send our love to your furry children and visitors when you can. 🤗
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We're all okay, along with this little girl that was found by a dog after Irma passed. 🐿️ Hurricane Irma definitely affected us, but it also could have been much much worse. She veered a bit away from the gulf coast and hit us during low tide, or else our entire town would be underwater right now. My friend and I have been helping neighbors, strangers, and animals as much as possible. Many rehabbers are beyond full, and I've come across a lot of poor advice to those that have found a baby squirrel. If you've found a squirrel (or other wildlife) in need of help, please contact your local wildlife rescue or licensed wildlife rehabbers. If anyone has found a baby squirrel, please don't rush to feed it! Go to www.henryspets.com and read their guide for baby squirrel care before doing anything whatsoever. All it takes is a couple of minutes, and it could save the baby from a preventable death. Thank you for all of the kind words and thoughts, I'll be back later this evening... still lots of people in need of help today.
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(Swipe for the 2nd part of video)
We're less than 24 hours from Irma hitting us, but there's still time for a yummy #avocado snack. From now until the storm hits, there's lots left to be done so I won't be around. We'll definitely lose power and cellular service, but I'll check in with everyone as soon as I can. Stay safe and good luck to all those in Irma's path. 🤗
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Seymour thinks he can sleep for a few days until Hurricane Irma passes. I wish it were that simple. 😘

We'll be staying at home regardless of Irma's track in order to look after my mom's horses and help whatever people & animals we can find after the hurricane passes. Stay safe everyone. ❤️ #seymourthesquirrel #squirrelsofinstagram #squirrelsofig #squirrel #squirrels #squirrellife #squirrellove #easterngreysquirrel #easterngraysquirrel #ilovesquirrels #thedodo #petphotography #nikonphotography #iphonephotography #theinternetneedsmoresquirrels #wildliferescue #savewildlife #cutenessoverload #iloveyouseymour

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Stay safe everyone. ❤️ We're not yet sure what we're all doing yet as far as staying or evacuating goes, but each forecast update is worse for us than the last. The pandemonium started here yesterday... water, most gas, and propane were sold out at each location I passed by. We've normally been relatively okay in the past with storms, but Irma isn't like the others. I'll keep all of my babies safe, and I hope the devastation is minimal. 🤞

I fear for all the wildlife, and I'll try to help however I can. Please contact your local wildlife rescue centers and licensed rehabbers to find out if there's anything you can do to help. Many of them will be bombarded with dozens, if not hundreds, of animals needing help. Formula, water, non-needle syringes, nursing nipples like Miracle Nipples, fleece/flannel cloths, heating pads, etc will all be invaluable during and after this storm. Please help them if you can. I hope this isn't as bad as some are predicting, but it seems more and more likely that it could be. 😔

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Siblings, sort of. 🐿️🐿️ (Swipe to see her photos from her first night in my care) For the past week, the rascals have accepted a little girl as their new sister. She was found on a road weighing 49 grams, and her eyes opened just a couple of days later meaning she was 5 weeks old at that time. She was only skin & bone, and 25% of the size of the rascals even though she's only a week younger. I isolated her for a few days for safety precautions (squirrel pox has been abundant recently unfortunately), and for her own safety because she was so fragile without any meat on her tiny bones. She must have survived for 2-3 days on her own without food, and thankfully her determination allowed her to be spotted & saved. She's growing each day and enjoys the company of her bigger brother and sisters. She too will be joining the rascals on the journey towards their release. 😊 #squirrelsofinstagram #squirrelsofig #squirrel #squirrels #squirrellife #squirrellove #easterngreysquirrel #easterngraysquirrel #ilovesquirrels #thedodo #petphotography #nikonphotography #iphonephotography #theinternetneedsmoresquirrels #wildliferescue #savewildlife #cutenessoverload

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(Sound on) Baby squirrel wrestling! 😍

I've been so fortunate to watch these little rascals as they've grown from infants to toddlers. This is from last week, they're bigger & stronger now. I only have them for a few more days, but I'll be babysitting them later this month and will also try to visit them when they're nearly ready to be released. 😊

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Seymour has improved a little bit each day and is close to being fully recovered, thank you everyone for the kind words & thoughts. 🤗

While we've been away focusing on his recovery, the little rugrats haven't stopped growing & being as cute as possible. Here are a few cute photos (swipe to see the rest) of the boy from last week. His eyes were just starting to open, and I tried to make an outfit for him. The girls would suckle on him so I tried separating him from them using a pillowcase, but he decided that suckling himself was a habit he'd like to pursue. The baby squirrel outfit was a temporary solution, but he's a stubborn little one . 🤣

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Sorry for our absence this week, I've needed to focus my attention on my baby boy. He became very ill from ingesting something toxic (a wild citrus fruit perhaps, but it could have been a tree limb that I brought inside), so please send him lots of love and positivity. He's taken the proper meds and his system has been flushed, so I think and hope that the worst of his illness has passed. He's not yet back to his playful & happy self, but I hope in a few days he will be. Thank you for your patience. ❤️ #seymourthesquirrel #squirrelsofinstagram #iloveyouseymour #feelbetter

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(Sound on) You know what goes well with observing the #eclipse? Watching Seymour enjoy a slice of #avocado! 🥑 Nom Nom Nom! 😍

And as a bonus, swipe left to see a special appearance by Seymour's little sister @sabrina_the_squirrel. She already had her fill of avocado, yet she couldn't help but gawk at Seymour's #nomnomnom skills. She looked just like a sibling ready to throw a fit, but she does it so adorably. 😍

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Peek-a-boo. 😍

These are all photos of the same baby girl. She weighed in at 122 grams this morning, and her eyes are just starting to peek out into the world now. The other 3 babies haven't yet opened their eyes, but I suspect they will soon. They range in size from 111, 116, 122, and 129 grams with no signs of slowing down. 😊

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(Swipe to see more photos) The little rascals. 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ 🐿️ This morning the babies weighed in at 105, 111, 112, and 118 grams. They haven't yet opened their eyes, but they are making lots of eye movements and I suspect they'll see the world for the first time soon. The last 4 photos are sets of each baby individually, with the 3 girls first and the boy last. Their personalities are already starting to develop, one girl is a drama queen (pic #6), one girl is calm and mature beyond her age (pic #7), one girl isn't worried about what anyone thinks because she eats more than the rest (pic #8), and the boy is stubborn so he's becoming the runt of the group (pic #9). I love them and wish I could look over them forever, but it won't be long before they leave my care and start their journey towards being released in a few months. The other 4 babies that were rescued last month are up to 160+ grams, and probably about 2 weeks older than these... but soon they'll all be introduced and will form a tight-knit bond as a group of 8 (and possibly more). This will help them all thrive together later on as they make their territory in an area much friendlier for squirrels than my neighborhood. For now, I'll continue to cherish each moment with them. 😘

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#tbt from 1 year ago, Seymour surveying the yard from the comfort of his tree. I wish it were safe for him to be out there enjoying the yard. By next summer, I hope to have his area ready for both he and his sister @sabrina_the_squirrel to safely enjoy. 😊

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(Swipe for more photos) My last post showcased the night shift (adorable flying squirrels) that enjoys the food & water I leave in the front yard oak trees. The day shift includes various gray squirrels that stop by, and whatever food that's dropped down to the ground is inevitably salvaged by these sandhill cranes during their daily yard inspections. They've made this neighborhood their territory for the last 6-7 years, and a couple of years ago had a baby that was beyond cute (it grew up and found its own territory nearby). 😊

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(Swipe for more photos) Here are some followup shots of my nocturnal #flyingsquirrel friends outside. There are three that I've seen so far, with one that is comfortable enough to grab food from the base of the tree and eat it while dangling from its hind legs. They're really fascinating to watch, and they look like little #pokemon characters. 😍

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Giving himself a #squirrelbath before bed, I've always been impressed with how clean Seymour is (and now @sabrina_the_squirrel also). He even made sure my hands were clean also, so thoughtful of him. 😘

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(Sound on) #Orange you glad that I'm just so darn cute when I eat? 🐿️ He's been enjoying Mandarin orange slices as a lunchtime snack lately, along with his sister @sabrina_the_squirrel. 😊

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