A few days ago I found three baby squirrels, all nearly lifeless with their eyes closed on the driveway under a huge cottonwood tree outside my studio. I wasn't sure what to do, and after all the animal phone numbers were a dead end, I called on the Internet for advice. I made a little nest (aka a box with sticks and leaves in it) and @emisambruce filled two socks with lentils and heated them to keep the squirrels warm. Then I climbed up the tree from where they fell, and placed the box on the roof of the tree house, hoping that the mother would come retrieve them. Once I had them placed, I played an audio recording off my phone of a baby squirrel in peril calling for its mother off YouTube to get her attention. Then I left hoping for the best.... I came back a couple hours later rummaging through plan Bs in case they were still there, but when I climbed up to their box / nest, they were gone! I suppose an owl or other predator could have gotten them, but I'm realllly hoping the mother came and retrieved them. The whole mixture of nature and technology woven together makes for some interesting thoughts. Fingers crossed for these three littles...

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