Thursday, September 26. 2019
Mother squirrels are so intent in retrieving their dependent babies when we remove them from the nest. Sometimes the mother squirrel’s are so overzealous, they don’t often give us the opportunity to place them in our release jug before aggressively approaching. When a mother squirrel recognizes that we are holding her babies she will not hesitate to jump on us in an attempt to get them back.
To avoid getting bit by a protective mother squirrel, it is critical that we move quickly to give her one of the babies back. This immediately takes her focus away from us and efforts turn towards collecting and relocating her baby.
There is never a dull moment in the world of humane wildlife control! The unpredictability of our wild subjects keeps us on our toes. There are not many jobs that offer this type of excitement.
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.