How Protective Are Squirrel Mothers?
Mother squirrels go nuts when they sense that their babies are in danger. But how far will they go to protect their young? It may not be wise to try to find out by disturbing a nursing squirrel’s nest. Instead, try to arm yourself with information about the behaviour of a squirrel that is nursing. This is especially important since many of these nursing squirrels will find themselves in the buildings and other spaces occupied by residents of Bowmanville. Our President and CEO, Bill Dowd wants people to understand that "If you are in an attic and find babies leave them be as their mother will be close by, even if the mother is 5 houses down she will run for her babies." With increased awareness of squirrel behaviour and effective squirrel control, Bowmanville can protect its nursing squirrels and their mothers without causing much inconvenience to the human residents of the area.