Thanks to everybody for your information and suggestions. It was hard to find information as to the legalities of relocating wildlife here in Manitoba. I contacted a wildlife rehabilitation centre and was redirected to Manitoba Conservation. It apparently is against the law for citizens to relocate wildlife in Manitoba. Seems their biggest concern is the potential for the incoming wildlife to spread diseases to the existing population. The squirrels around here appear to be quite healthy so my greatest concern is whether or not they will survive the relocation.
Anyway, it is done and I can only hope that most of them will survive. I realize there is really nothing I can do. Apparently one of the smaller ones was dead in the trap (likely died from fright or the stress of trying to escape.
My neighbour has informed me that he has now patched up all the squirrel holes and plans on having a reroofing job done in the spring.
"The animals share with us the privilege of having a soul." -Pythagoras
"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different." -Hippocrates
"Let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." -Jack Layton
"Be the change you want to see in the world" -Gandhi
Kitties: Punky (14), Tweeky (8), and Sassy (10)
1991 to May 24, 2009