I always thought that any good little town needed two things
1. A Gazebo
My mom built a gazebo at her place of business
that is no longer here, (so I have some work cut out for me)
and about 20 years ago
I trapped some squirrels at my brother's house in Amarillo and brought them here
I literally, on more than one occasion, drove 180 miles there and back to bring back a squirrel that he had trapped so it wouldn't be stressed and/or scared. That's what I call focus!
That spring...I brought 3 males and 7 females and nature has done the rest
then I gained a reputation and a rehabilitator heard of me and I took over 2 babies that she had that had fallen from their nest. When I went to get them, a baby deer walked out from behind her counter...wearing a diaper...funny!
A rehabilitator is not allowed to keep what the save..they must find a 2nd person to finish the project
So we raised Peanut and Poncho and when they were old enough, released them in our yard
our kids had a blast doing this
Today...I see squirrels all the time..all over town and while there are a few that might be very mad at me
most people around here will tell me how much they enjoy them
We personally feed them in our yard on a daily basis and I love having them around to watch
It was a worthy thing
and so now...when and if I ever get finished with this old house project
I think I will build a gazebo in some park..big enough for a band!