Monday, December 16. 2019
This past week we came across a litter of Juvenile Squirrels that were the same age as this squirrel in the photo. This was very surprising because it is quite late in the year for us to see squirrels this young. Baby squirrels are typically born in April/May and August/September.
Squirrels born this late in the year will have their work cut out for them as most of their food sources are buried under the snow. They may be forced to rely on handouts and bird feeders to get through the winter.
By Randy Celinski
Randy Celinski is the president of AAA Wildlife Control.
This mother and her babies were found living inside a garage wall this past Spring. The homeowner was hearing crying sounds coming from behind the drywall when he was working inside his garage and suspected he had an animal living in there. Sure enough, we discovered a mother and her young babies living inside this confined wall space, which is perfect for a mother and her young to live in. These babies in the photo would now be full grown and spending time in an attic, keeping warm with their mother.
During the cold winter months, raccoons will spend extended periods of time indoors surviving off their fat supplies. They are capable of staying in the attic for weeks at a time in order to conserve valuable energy. During this extended stay inside the attic, considerable damage can happen to both the insulation and wiring.
We are also only a month away from mating season for raccoons, therefore it is a good idea to have them humanely removed now. We could start seeing babies as early as March, last Spring we saw our first litter on March 1st!
Male raccoons are polygamous and will mate with several females in succession. In contrast, female raccoons are monogamous and will only mate with one male and will not tolerate other males after mating has occurred.
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