When the Wisconsin Humane Society had a bizarre case recently, they decided that they would share the results on social media. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center arm was responsible for handling it. A group of squirrels had a very unique problem and it would take someone special in order to help out. Their mother had been using the wrong material for their nest.
While this may not seem like much of a problem, the squirrels needed help to get untangled. The strips of plastic that Mom had used were causing some real problems. All five of these squirrels were in a major predicament. Their tails had all become tangled. If they were not helped soon, the squirrels would not be able to keep themselves warm or stay balanced.
Time was of the essence. Luckily, a local resident saw the squirrels and alerted the proper parties before it was too late. The squirrels were certainly not about to cooperate. They were going to have to be sedated if this task was going to be carried about. The rescuers had quite the Gordian knot to untangle and it was time to get to work.
The squirrels had reached a point where it was impossible to tell whose tail belonged to who. The knot also had a lot of plastic and grass tangled up inside. Within 20 minutes, the squirrels were free of their self made prison. The squirrels are now as bright eyed and bushy tailed as ever. Two of them will need time before their tail is back to normal, though.
All things considered, we are sure that these squirrels appreciate the effort that was put into freeing them. There are not a lot of people out there who would typically be willing to do so. Most of us would have probably looked the other way and hoped that someone else would be willing to step up. The squirrels will still need to be monitored in the meantime.
As for the rest of us, it is time to share this adorable story with a much wider audience. These cute squirrels were given the help that they needed and the rescuers arrived just in the nick of time. Aren’t we lucky to live in a world where people are willing to help out all of God’s creatures, whether they are big or small? Please pass this tale along to your friends and loved ones.