With a storm with potentially high winds approaching us please remember any HEALTHY found baby squirrels (be they pinkies or furred) can be reunited with their mom squirrels. DO NOT FEED OR GIVE WATER. Put them in a shoebox with a soft cloth inside. Put a plastic water bottle filled with hot water under the cloth and place the baby(ies) next to the bottle on top. Leave it on the ground where you found the squirrel babies or secure off the ground in the tree nearest to their found location. Mama squirrel always has a backup nest for emergencies. Bring in all dogs, cats, and humans so mom won't be afraid to return. TIP: GENTLY tap the bottom of a baby's foot to cause it to call out and alert mom. Check back in two hours to replace the hot water if necessary and give two more hours for mom to return if she has not yet. Usually, she has carried her babies home. Please give mom this chance. No one can teach her babies better how to survive in the wild than a wild baby's mom. Please call a trained squirrel rehabilitator concerning any INJURED baby squirrels.
PLEASE READ, HEED, AND SHARE, SHARE, SHARE TO SAVE AS MANY SQUIRREL BABIES AS POSSIBLE IN THE COMING STORM.
The City of Hitchcock is located on Hwy 6 in Galveston County 10 north of Galveston and 30 miles south of Houston.
Hitchcock is a city in Galveston County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,386 at the 2000 census. Hitchcock was created as a station of the railroad between Galveston and Houston in 1873 and around the turn of the 20th century became a vegetable shipping center. The settlement's economy crashed in the 1930s after insect plagues in the surrounding areas, and the area stayed impoverished until the establishment of both an anti-aircraft training base and the Hitchcock Naval Air Station at the beginning of World War II.