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Old 11-29-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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squirrel Orphaned squirrels get second chance

Orphaned squirrels get second chance
SunSentinel
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Saving the squirrels in South Florida: Wildlife center in Fort Lauderdale rescues baby squirrels - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com
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The young squirrel struggling in a net probably wasn't feeling particularly lucky. But that squirrel and five others were on their way to a new life in a leafy, acorn-rich section of Fort Lauderdale.

Each year, 400 or so homeless baby squirrels are brought to the South Florida Wildlife Center in Fort Lauderdale from Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Blown from trees by high winds, losing their nests to tree-trimming operations or caught by cats, they are rescued and brought to the center, an affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States.

The center's staff keeps them alive, using a...
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