I've heard more than a few stories of home repair that included
unexpected contact with wild animals.
I guess this past weekend was my family's turn. My brother found a 3
pack of baby squirrels in the gutters of his home. Since I have
experience working at a vet's office in high school, I was elected to
take care of them.
We fed them a few drops of pedialyte re-hydration solution every hour
for the first 12 hours and then switched to Esbilac puppy milk
replacer every 2-3 hours after that. Luckily on Sunday the local
squirrel baby "rehabber" (wildlife rehabilitation expert) came to pick
She said they looked strong and had a very high chance of being
successfully released back into the wild. :)
I uploaded some pictures of the squirrel babies on this page -
We'll be removing the gutter guards on the home to discourage the
mother from building a new nest there in the future.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL