Local organization asking for donations

A local organization, Nature Nurses Wildlife Rescue, is asking for donations of shelled nuts. They’re for the anticipated 500 orphaned squirrels that they may be feeding in 2020. The organization says each squirrel goes through a minimum of one pound of nuts in the shell for their stay so they’ve set a goal of 500 pounds. They’re asking residents to pick up a bag of shelled nuts the next time they’re at the grocery store.

Earlier this year, there was a power outage at the Hamilton County Justice Center due to a squirrel. The squirrel got into the electrical equipment, which tripped the fire control system and shut down power partially to the building. Duke energy says it was a transmission outage at a substation which controls the justice center.

For information on squirrel removal, contact Critter Detective.

Wildlife rescue seeking donations of shelled nuts for orphaned squirrels

Nature Nurses Wildlife Rescue is holding a nut drive to feed their anticipated 500 orphaned squirrels in 2020.

According to a Facebook post, the rescue is in need of nuts in the shell (unsalted) for the hundreds of orphaned, displaced or injured squirrels.

Nature Nurses says each squirrel goes through a minimum of one pound of nuts in the shell for their stay so they’ve set a goal of 500 pounds. Read more

Summary: A local organization, Nature Nurses Wildlife Rescue, is asking for donations of shelled nuts. They’re for the estimated 500 orphaned squirrels that they may be feeding in 2020.

Squirrel in equipment caused power outage at Justice Center

Power is back on at the Hamilton County Justice Center, Duke Energy officials say.

A squirrel got into a piece of electrical equipment, which tripped the fire control system and shut down power partially throughout the building, they say. The squirrel did not survive.

Duke Energy said it was a transmission outage at a substation which feeds the justice center. That went out and impacted the transformer near the justice center which shut down to protect the building from damage.

Officials say situations with squirrels getting into electrical equipment is fairly common. Learn more

Summary: A squirrel caused a power outage at the Hamilton County Justice Center earlier this year. Squirrels and other animals are often the cause of power outages.

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