On most occasions when we place baby squirrels in our reunion jugs, their mother comes to collect and relocate them within a few hours of us doing so.
This situation was quite unique where the mother decided to move into our jug with her babies. We often see mother raccoons move into our heated box with her babies but this is the first time in our 35 year history that we have seen a mother squirrel do this.
We informed our customer that the mother had moved into our jug and told them we would leave her alone with her babies and return in a few days to check back. Upon our return she had relocated all her babies to an alternate den site.
By Brad Gates, B.Sc.
Brad Gates is the owner and president of AAA Gates Wildlife Control. He has over 35 years experience in the humane wildlife removal and prevention industry.