Shannon Lee Manion’s blog about the rescue and raising of a baby squirrel started with this entry on July 6, 2010:
Life can change at a moment’s notice. For one new-born squirrel, a topple from the trees has changed its life forever. And, hopefully, there is a forever, or at the least, a full squirrel life for this tiny creature. I have dubbed him Oscar and he arrived in my cat’s mouth two days ago…
I was uncertain what the cat had dragged home, so to speak. It was smaller than my thumb, naked and blind. Could have been a newborn rabbit because they are born blind and hairless but hey have signature elongated ears and they don’t have a long tail. My little bundle could have been a day-old rat or a puppy. It really looked like an embryonic dog from a C-Section done on a tea-cup sized Chihuahua. The umbilical cord was still attached.
Related: Ottawa Pets & Animals Guide