About Me

Several years ago, I adopted an orphaned squirrel whom I promptly named Mr. Chips after the title character in that story by James Hilton. I suddenly had tons of questions about squirrels but had trouble finding good, reliable answers to them on the internet. Nevertheless, I successfully raised Mr. Chips to adulthood and released him into the wild (aka my backyard).

I created howlongdosquirrelslive.com to share some of what I learned along the way and provide research-based answers to commonly asked questions about squirrels. Whether you are raising a baby squirrel yourself or simply want to know more about your furry backyard neighbors, I hope you find this website useful!

– Karen

Me and Mr. Chips
Me and Mr. Chips