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Squirrels Were Once Strangely Absent From Our Neighborhoods | New Jersey Squirrel Control

Filed under: Animal Control,New Jersey Squirrel Control — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 3:05 pm February 10, 2017

Squirrels Were Once Strangely Absent From Our Neighborhoods | New Jersey Squirrel Control

Imagine a world with no squirrels. It is hard to do. Ever since we were all kids we have been seeing squirrels run about town, mostly in residential areas. Seeing a squirrel is such a normal part of growing up, you never really wonder why it is only squirrels you are seeing, and not, instead, badgers or something like that. Well, once upon a time, before the Europeans founded America, squirrels were even more numerous than they are now. However, as construction thrived around the United States during the middle of the nineteenth century, the squirrels started disappearing on account of us taking their habitat. After several communities became established in America, people started to miss squirrels, so efforts were made to reintroduce squirrels into human living space.

The public’s need for more squirrels was a product of the fashions of the time. At the time it was fashionable to be reminded of nature while taking leisurely strolls outside. It was commonly believed during the middle of the nineteenth century that being reminded of nature, and avoiding too much inner-city stimulation was necessary to maintain one’s good health. To this very day we still see a squirrel every time we go to the park, and they don’t make me feel like I am keeping my sanity…

Have you ever consumed a squirrel for sustenance?

Baby Possum Barely Survives After Rescue

Filed under: Animal Control,New Jersey Animal Control — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 3:54 am February 1, 2017

Baby Possum Barely Survives After Being Rescued | New Jersey Animal Control

Last fall a baby brushtail possum was found on the side of the road barely clinging to life. The small possum was found with a large wound located on the left side of its face. The baby possum was too young to have run away from its mother when it was found, which indicates that the baby was orphaned by its parents.New Jersey Animal Control

The deep wound on the side of the baby possums face turned out to be quite serious, as the cut was deep enough to expose bone. The baby possum weighed in at less than half a pound, which indicated that the possum was a mere five months old when it was found. The baby possum has since been named Tamala, and she has been very close to her new owner, who is also her rescuer. It is good to see that Tamala was raised with love and affection after all.

Have you ever rescued an animal from certain death?