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Baby Squirrel Takes Up Residence at Grayson City Hall

When squirrels were evacuated from the Grayson Senior Center, a baby squirrel got left behind. City staff took the young squirrel in and have passed it on to a wild life rescue expert.

For a short time, a new resident received VIP treatment from staff at . That new resident - a baby squirrel.

"We had squirrels in the Senior Center and when Mr. Moff got them out, I think the mama ran off and left the baby behind," said Laura Paul-Cone, Grayson City Administrator.

Paul-Cone said that was Wednesday. By the time she saw the baby squirrel again on Friday, it seemed happy to see her.

"When I was leaving City Hall, it kind of ran in front of me and stopped. It acted like it wanted to come to me," Paul-Cone said. "I didn't realize it was so young. I went and got a box and it started crawling toward me. When he got close enough I just picked him up. He must have been hungry - he was trying to nurse my finger."

Paul-Cone said they contacted someone who has a petting zoo and they were put in touch with Linda Coker, who is registered with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in wildlife rescue.

"She said he's probably about six weeks old. She will bottle feed him until he's about 14 weeks and then he will be released, probably at the Yellow River Game Ranch," Paul-Cone said. "He was adorable. I would loved to have taken him home with me, but I have a dog that thinks squirrels are to chase."

Paul-Cone said Coker told her that since the squirrel will likely be tame, having been hand raised, he will probably be able to interact with visitors to the Game Ranch.

Sharon Swanepoel September 01, 2012 at 02:52 PM
He looks like he still thinks he's in the womb - soooo little.
David Binder September 01, 2012 at 03:27 PM
That's contentment in hand. So sweet. Did anybody pick out a name ? I think he looks like a "Rocky". From the Bullwinkle cartoons. LOL !
Gail Lane September 01, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Well, it WAS in Grayson ... in my mind I refer to him as "Ramses"!
Sharon Swanepoel September 01, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I don't know - Gail might know -apparently that is her hand he's lying in.
Vikk iHammond September 12, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I say two thumbs up for Laura!! Laura you are so kind to take this little animal in to your life and to take care of him, you are just a real sweet heart for doing this for our wild life. I know what you mean about your dog, I also have one of those dogs. Again Laura, TWO THUMBS UP FOR YOUR KINDNESS ON WILD LIFE.!!!! And I do hope the best for you and your new little friend. Sign me as a animal lover.:)
Pat Thomas September 12, 2012 at 05:34 PM
So small and fuzzy. How could you not just love the little guy? Glad the coyote didn't get him! ^_^ ( http://loganville.patch.com/articles/coyote-sighting-in-grayson )

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