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    After a month in the RC, we let the 2 juvis out this morning.
    They found their way out the plastic pipe midway up the side of the cage.
    Once outside they explored our yard and soon went over to the neighbors where the trees are taller.
    Within a few minutes the girl Bella got in a short scuffle with another black squirrel, then went up one of the trees. Lisa saw them a few times during the day, between coming back into our yard for a peanut and then back up the trees. The girl bella came back into the cage about 7pm, drank some water then right into the nest box to sleep for the night. The grey boy Barry is still out there at 10pm, no sign of him yet. A bad thunderstorm went through an hour ago, so at least there's water for him to drink out there, and i put a bowl of water on the ground around their cage, in case he is wandering around. Hopefully we'll see him in morning.

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    To give you all an update on the 3 baby black squirrels....
    Since their release, all 3 were coming back to the RC for food and water, a few times a day. Along with another 5 or 6 local squirrels as well. But our 3 never slept in it anymore, they seemed to be happy out in the large trees. There are no racoons on our blocks, so i'm not worried about that. Its not easy to pick out the 2 black girls among the others, but the slightly gray boy Barry stands out. He still comes up to us in the backyard and front porch. The other day we noticed he is missing 2 toes on his back foot. They are cut back clean and healed now, as if a squirrel bit him in a fight. However, we've not seen any of them fighting, all 3 of them seem to fit in to the local black squirrel clans.

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    I bet they are having a blast out there!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevelisa View Post
    To give you all an update on the 3 baby black squirrels....
    Since their release, all 3 were coming back to the RC for food and water, a few times a day. Along with another 5 or 6 local squirrels as well. But our 3 never slept in it anymore, they seemed to be happy out in the large trees. There are no racoons on our blocks, so i'm not worried about that. Its not easy to pick out the 2 black girls among the others, but the slightly gray boy Barry stands out. He still comes up to us in the backyard and front porch. The other day we noticed he is missing 2 toes on his back foot. They are cut back clean and healed now, as if a squirrel bit him in a fight. However, we've not seen any of them fighting, all 3 of them seem to fit in to the local black squirrel clans.
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    They are loving it, so do the locals. we seem to be feeding the whole neighborhood .
    Here is Barry, one of the few with a gray tint around here. We released him back in June. In the photo we can see his 2 missing toes. He goes up to Lisa often during the day, sometimes tries to get in through the front door.
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    Do his missing toes look like its healing ok ?
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    @Tubedriver:

    Do his 2 stubby toes look healed ok to you? In the photo above. We just noticed it last week, suspect it happened in a squirrel fight.

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    They look pretty good. I suspect he got them caught in something and panicked and pulled them off. They are very vulnerable to getting stuck in pinch points - the toes are very thin and slip right in, but the tips are round and bulbous and get stuck.

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    Thanks CM ! Makes much more sense, I havent seen any fights among the black squirrels and relieved for that.

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    Barry visited us regularly, almost every day since he snd sister Bella were released last summer. It is now 10 days no sign of him. Weve searched the neighborhood a few blocks around us, no signs of car accidents. His sister Bella visits us every day, often comes in the front door, as they both did. There was usually a few other black squirrels with them, watching these 2 go up to Lisa and right into the kitchen to see her. Weve been worried sick about Barry, but its too long now. Hes so close to Bella still following her over to our house. And still hanging on to her, sometimes wraps his paws around her and hangs on for a ride 😊, like they did at 10 weeks. . Such a timid squirrel he is. It was a joy to see them every day. We miss him so much and pray he is ok somewhere, or at least he did not suffer going to the rainbow bridge. They started out as 4 siblings, then Barry and Bella, now Bella carries on for them. She has us for as long as she wants.

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    Happy thoughts for Barry! My girl Shelly snubbed me for 2 whole, very long months one time. Seems they like to go wandering now and then. It is mating season too, my money is on hes out chasing all the pretty females!

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