Cat Tales is the new home for a handful of gray squirrels that were orphaned in the late summer. The young squirrels were rehabbed at Washington State University (WSU) Wildlife Society and will spend the winter growing in their outdoor nest boxes located in our pine trees.
Gray squirrels are native to this particular area thus we are an ideal location for acclimation and “soft release”. It has been found that outdoor overwintering of juvenile gray squirrels provides for a higher survival rate than an indoor environment for squirrels of this age. We will continue to provide food for them through out the winter and monitor the squirrels for any health concerns.