Fostering Baby Squirrels

It’s that time of year again…when hundreds of baby squirrels begin to venture out from their nests. Unfortunately, many end up falling from trees and become easy prey when encountering the jaws of cats and dogs.

Many also are lucky enough to be rescued by willing volunteers who either take care of the furry critters themselves or who take them to such wildlife help groups as Florida Wildlife Care.

Donna Green-Townsend shares the experience of fostering baby squirrels. Green-Townsend has fostered more than 30 baby squirrels. In this video produced by one of her former broadcast students, Trimmel Gomes in 2005, she introduces the viewer to squirrels she has successfully released into the wild in Alachua County, FL.