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Posted by Steven in Colorado Springs, CO on 6/9/2010

Folks may recall our combined amusement-and-horror when we discovered that a squirrel had elected to take up residence inside a gap in our ICF a couple of weeks back. While intellectually I admired the squirrel's wise choice in nesting locations (best spot in the canyon without question) I really couldn't have them living in there, and knew that eventually we'd have to do something to chase them out.

Today while Colleen was at the site she was startled to see two baby squirrels pop their heads out of the hole and begin trying to explore the world! They clearly have only just begun to try to leave the nest, as they don't know very much about climbing yet, and spent much of their time striving mightily to r-e-a-c-h down the wall without losing a grip on the safety of the nest itself.

The pictures are great, but the video is really cute. Of course we've got to do something about these little buggers and I'm afraid that time is fast approaching, but at least they look like they're thinking about leaving the nest soon, so maybe it won't be as traumatic as it might have been a couple of weeks back.

So... they're dang cute little rats, all things considered.


Steven in Colorado Springs

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A baby squirrel sticks its head out of the hole while Collen lurks nearby.
And now there are two!
The babies take a good long look at Colleen....
...and then they begin to try to climb down the wall!
"Must. Keep. Toe. In. Nest!"
"Wow! Look how far I can stretch!"


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