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08-05-2013, 06:38 AM #1
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Heard a critter last nite make squeal three times like something had a hold of it. Sounded almost like a bird.

I was going to go outside a check to see what it was but just shined a flash light out the window instead.

I heard some rustling in the ivy and kind of figured what ever it was if something had it it was done for as there were only the three crys or it got away or it was just a bird flying by giving off an alarm... but it didn't sound like a bird I was familiar with even though the pitch range was the same.

...well today theres a baby squirrel at the bottom of the pool and can't but help think that if I had immediately gone outside like my first inclination was I could have saved it :crybeer:

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08-05-2013, 06:38 AM #2
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I didn't hear a splash or anything (if fell out of tree should have heard it)and my window faces the pool and was wide open. Little guy must have been messing around on the edge and slipped... maybe was trying to get a drink only the pool level is lower then usual? They can be a bit clumsy at that age.
08-05-2013, 06:53 AM #3
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I was able to rescue a baby squirl a few years ago..it was late at night so I called an emergency vet clinic and to my joy a lady that lived on the island that I did did squirl rescue..it was late at night but I still called her and was able to take the baby over to her house..i was so panicked I could not keep it in my home..I had cats

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
08-05-2013, 07:15 AM #4
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Too late to be doing anything about it anyway, AK.
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08-05-2013, 07:28 AM #5
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It's lungs would have already been filled with water. Animals like that don't have the inclination (or capability even) to hold their breath so if I was to save it i would have had to successfully give it squirrel CPR after it being underwater for nearly a minute at least.

...so I chances are it wouldn't have mattered. Which is good I guess. I shouldn't feel bad or guilty.

Usually it's an owl or something that gets them at this age. Hate to see it be the pool :(
08-05-2013, 07:37 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah it sucks, but it's definitely not your fault. Nature is just cruel sometimes.
08-05-2013, 07:50 AM #7
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it was Squirrel Dares
His buddies dared him to swim across the pool

feel not bad

for he is in Squirrel Heaven ratting them out to Squirrel God

they'll get theirs yay.gif
08-05-2013, 08:18 AM #8
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A friend told me about this most hilariously morbid prank he pulled on a neighbor. They found a dead squirrel in the yard and dressed it with diving gear from a doll and put in the neighbor's fishing net in the water. chuckle.gif
08-05-2013, 10:21 AM #9
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:(

I'm just too soft for this world...
08-05-2013, 10:22 AM #10
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(08-05-2013, 08:18 AM)Octo Wrote:  A friend told me about this most hilariously morbid prank he pulled on a neighbor. They found a dead squirrel in the yard and dressed it with diving gear from a doll and put in the neighbor's fishing net in the water. chuckle.gif


lmao.gif
08-05-2013, 01:08 PM #11
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(08-05-2013, 08:18 AM)Octo Wrote:  A friend told me about this most hilariously morbid prank he pulled on a neighbor. They found a dead squirrel in the yard and dressed it with diving gear from a doll and put in the neighbor's fishing net in the water. chuckle.gif


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08-05-2013, 02:40 PM #12
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As I can understand your feelings even humans can fall into an uncovered pool and die
08-05-2013, 03:15 PM #13
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(08-05-2013, 02:40 PM)Elphinstone Wrote:  As I can understand your feelings even humans can fall into an uncovered pool and die

I wonder why some animals like dogs instinctively know how to swim and yet some other animals dont know how to even though they both have been evolving within this mostly water world of ours for millions of years?
08-05-2013, 03:34 PM #14
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(08-05-2013, 03:15 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-05-2013, 02:40 PM)Elphinstone Wrote:  As I can understand your feelings even humans can fall into an uncovered pool and die

I wonder why some animals like dogs instinctively know how to swim and yet some other animals dont know how to even though they both have been evolving within this mostly water world of ours for millions of years?


Is this a trick? chuckle.gif
08-05-2013, 04:21 PM #15
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(08-05-2013, 03:34 PM)Elphinstone Wrote:  
(08-05-2013, 03:15 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:  
(08-05-2013, 02:40 PM)Elphinstone Wrote:  As I can understand your feelings even humans can fall into an uncovered pool and die

I wonder why some animals like dogs instinctively know how to swim and yet some other animals dont know how to even though they both have been evolving within this mostly water world of ours for millions of years?


Is this a trick? chuckle.gif

No its a serious question...

Every living thing lives near or in water and is mostly comprised of water and even the earth itself is mostly water...

Put a dog whos never been in water into the water and it immediately starts swimming itself to safety...

But put a squirrel into water and it sinks to the bottom like a piece of iron...

Why?



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