I had been very worried about Mighty. I had not seen him since March 19. At his last visit, he was starting to use his front leg and his fur regrowth was almost complete. After I didn’t see him for over a week, I was worried that a fox or other predator in the area had found him. Many days I would grab the binoculars and look over each and every squirrel. I was hopeful that Might had healed so completely that I just didn’t notice him. About a week ago, I stopped looking. If you would like to read about Mighty, ( a squirrel I treated who had mange as well as a broken right leg) you may see the original post here and an update here.
This morning I was looking outside and saw many squirrels in the yard. All at once two squirrels came running into the yard, one chasing the other. I looked closely as one of the squirrels looked odd. I grabbed the binoculars and was so happy to see it was Mighty. His ears are still mostly down, but it appears his leg has completely healed!! He looked so good. I took out some nuts along with his favorite, the walnut! The squirrels all scattered, but Mighty came back shortly after I was inside. He ate and ate. I was able to snap a few pictures too.
Sometimes it is the simple things in life that bring such joy!!
Here are some pictures that show his progress. I first took a picture of him in mid February, then a few in March and one from today.