Mother Squirrel Moves Baby to New Nest
Photo and caption by Mark Gebhardt
Squirrels typically build nests near the top of trees for protection. Yet, mother squirrels may shuttle their litters between nests from time to time in response to danger from predators such as raccoons and snakes, or parasite infestation. Note the baby squirrel held tightly yet ever so gently in mom’s mouth as their journey begins.
Location: Orlando, Florida