The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

by Piedmont Wildlife Center
The Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund

Project Report | Jul 19, 2022
In Memory: Scout the Eastern Gray Squirrel

By Kaitlin Saxton | Research and Husbandry Coordinator

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Scout, the eastern gray squirrel, unexpectedly passed away in June. He had only been with PWC since May 2021, but he quickly earned a special place in our hearts with his silly antics, boundless energy, and unending love of snacks.
In early 2021, Scout’s rescuer found him acting abnormally at the base of a tree. Scout was brought to Our Wild Neighbors, where it was discovered he was blind. He would not have survived in the wild, so he was brought to PWC to educate people about the important role squirrels play in nature.
Despite his blindness and other neurological abnormalities, Scout led an exciting life at PWC. He never failed to make visitors and staff smile, whether at a birthday program, a classroom presentation, or a visit with kids at our camps. He even had the honor of having a special coffee blend at Gray Squirrel Coffee Co. named after him!
While we wish he could have spent more time with us, we understand that many of the animals in our care are with us because they have permanent injuries. We are so grateful for your contribution to the Gail E. Abrams Wildlife Ambassador Fund, which ensured that Scout's time with us was full of love, care, and purpose.
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Piedmont Wildlife Center

Location: Durham, NC - USA
Project Leader:
Karen McCall
Executive Director
Durham , NC United States

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