This Family Found An Injured Baby Squirrel On The Side Of The Road And This Is What They Did

Priami shared the story of her family finding an injured baby squirrel on the road. At first they thought he was dead, but soon realized that he was just having trouble moving.  What they did next is just amazing…

Here’s the baby when he was found injured on the side of the road.

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“When it seemed like he had recovered, we tried to release him back to the wild but he fell from a tree and hit a rock.”

squirrel rescue

“He survived, but we realized that his eye would never heal completely and he wouldn’t survive on his own.”

squirrel rescue

“His name was Arttu (pretty much the Finnish version of Arthur).”

squirrel rescue

“We were very surprised how ‘tame’ he became.”

squirrel rescue

squirrel rescue

“He liked to have playful ‘fights’ with our hands (you know, like cats do) and he was smart enough not to bite too hard.”

squirrel rescue

squirrel rescue

“He also liked to take naps in our pockets.”

squirrel rescue

“He even recognized his ‘family’ and became very wary if there were strangers nearby.”

squirrel rescue

squirrel rescue

They fed him “nuts, fruits, berries and mushrooms.”

squirrel rescue

When they let him go, he always came back. “He stayed there for a while and then jumped back to my shoulder.”

squirrel rescue

squirrel rescue

“Squirrel’s claws grow all the time so we had to occasionally cut them because he couldn’t wear them out naturally.”

squirrel rescue

squirrel rescue

squirrel rescue

“He died of old age. One morning I found him dead, curled up in his ‘nest’ like he was sleeping.”

squirrel rescue

“We fed other squirrels all the food we had stored for him before he died.”

squirrel rescue

What an amazing story! And what a lucky squirrel to be able to live out his life with such caring people.

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