On May 28, a Seattle couple drove to Anacortes with their travel-trailer in tow to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. When they arrived at their destination and set the trailer up, they made a surprising discovery. Apparently a mother Douglas Squirrel had made her nest inside the trailer, and now her four young kits had become stowaways on this holiday getaway. The couple attempted to feed and care for the young squirrels over the weekend. When the travelers returned to Seattle on May 30 the mother squirrel could not be located, so they brought the kits to PAWS for care the following day.
When the squirrels were examined at admission, they were a little dehydrated but otherwise healthy. They are currently being fed a milk replacement formula several times a day and they are adjusting well to both the formula and their new surroundings. If all goes well they will be back in the wilds of the Greater Seattle Area by mid-summer.