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29/03/16<br />
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Four baby squirrels had a lucky escape when high winds, caused by Storm Katie, destroyed their nest and sent them plummeting down an old chimney breast.<br />
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The two-week-old grey squirrels were found in the bottom of the fireplace by the shocked homeowner.<br />
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She contacted Hart Wildlife Rescue, a charity based in Hampshire which runs a wildlife hospital, where staff have taken the youngsters in.<br />
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The baby squirrels will need round-the-clock care for the next few weeks, before being released back into the wild.<br />
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Hospital manager Charmain Greenland-Jones is in charge of their welfare and said they need three-hourly feeds.<br />
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“Our staff are taking them home at night to look after them,” she said.<br />
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“We are giving them milk at the moment, but once their eyes open we will start to introduce them to solids food.”<br />
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“And then they will be moved to one of our outside aviaries, to learn to climb and basically be squirrels, before being released into the wild, probably here in our own grounds.”<br />
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EXTRA INFORMATION<br />
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HART Wildlife Rescue is a registered charity which runs a wildlife hospital in North East Hampshire, providing a rescue, treatment and rehabilitation service for wildlife from all over Hampshire and surrounding counties.<br />
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HART also gives advice to vets, the RSPCA and members of the public from all over the country, as well as providing talks and work experience opportunities for students.<br />
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