With his task complete, he shimmied down the tree and made himself scarce.
“I assumed the mom would not return if I was around so I left the area and went for a surf to relax my mind,” Keida said. “I was so worried about them and was praying for the mom to come back and save them.”
When Keida returned a few hours later, he noticed that there had been a minor disturbance in the nest. Scanning the forest for predators, Keida spotted an adult squirrel nearby and as he slowly backed away, what he saw amazed him.
The resilient mom had returned and was carrying her kits to safety.
“I had learned that squirrels often keep more than one nest, and she was bringing each baby one by one to another nest on the other side of my farm. As I watched from a safe distance, I sighed with relief,” Keida explained.