Daisy the head injured squirrel – Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

This is probably two days after I got her.

She can crawl around now

Getting better

Her first day in the outdoor cage with other babies.

Here is Daisy today. She’s doing much better. While she can climb, run around, swing on her toys, play, sit up…normally, she is not releasable. She can only do well practiced or slow behaviors. If she is startled, she falls and can’t control her limbs. She would live her life out here.

Unfortunately after a year and a half of happily playing in her enclosure she had a seizure and instantly died. It was most likely related to scar tissue caused by her head injury as a baby. She is deeply missed. She was always such a happy little squirrel. She had so much fun running around her cage holding leaves or a shell in her mouth. She loved to wrestle with her stuffed animal friend whom she slept with every night. She loved pulling leaves into her enclosure to add to her nest of fleecy blankets.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.


About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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