First the good news.
We found Patches! We hadn't seen him in about two weeks and I was fearing the worst. Then Benie found him living in a new tree! He had moved from the orange tree to a new spot just past the cherry trees. There is a very nice nest in the tree which seems to belong to him.
He seems like a loner as there are not many other squirrels around. I was so happy to see him. And he seemed glad to see me too. Came running over and ate right out of my hand.
And there was more good news: Now that Patches had grown into a big boy it seemed that his patch had finally healed up for good. I was so happy for him!
Now the bad news.
But it was not to last. A few days later his patch fell off again, leaving a large area of exposed, raw flesh. In this picture you can see the flap of skin above the raw flesh where the patch had been.
Patches comes for a treat. Three days later his patch has begun to heal.
I love this little squirrel. He has the sweetest disposition in the world, even now, as a big boy.
Patches is constantly changing. His patch is now smaller but bloody red.
Patches comes by to say hello.
Patches has two new lesions now:
There's a small lesion below and to the left of the big lesion (near tail):
A new lesion has appeared on his left leg: