Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Mom Squirrel Getting Her Kids To Follow-5-4-2011-Videos

All three babies on the tree trunk as their mother tries to get them to follow her down.

The mother is to the left on a small branch that leads over to another tree. The little ones are afraid to go over but eventually one does and the mom takes it to the other nest. Then she comes back to try and get the others to follow. The videos show all this. Sorry for the shaky video. It was hard holding the camera steady and following them.

The mother squirrel did not keep the babies in the original nest too long. Only for one night. Later on this day she wanted them to follow her. They are too big to carry now. One did finally follow her then she came back to get the other two. They wouldn't go over the branch that she wanted them to so finally she jumped over to their tree and led them down to the ground. Off they went to one of the other nests she has. I haven't seen them since. Not the babies. Just the mom. But I'm sure the little ones will be right over as soon as they go off on their own or follow their mom. The mom still comes over every day. I'd rather have the babies stay away right now because of that weasel hanging around.
This will be the end of my baby squirrel nest saga..Ha! Ha!


Ratty said...

Excellent videos. As much as I watch squirrels, I've never seen this level of interaction between them before.

FishHawk said...

"Photography By Ginny" has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.

Ginnymo said...

Thanks Fish Hawk!! I appreciate that so much. Now I can follow your blog also!!

Ginnymo said...

Thanks Ratty. I am so lucky to be able to see this stuff right from my window.