Reddit user 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 just had trouble moving. What they did next is just amazing…
They found this baby injured on the side of the road.
“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.”
“He survived, but we realized that his eye would never heal completely and he wouldn’t survive on his own.”
“His name was Arttu (pretty much the Finnish version of Arthur).”
“We were very surprised how ‘tame’ he became.”
“He liked to have playful ‘fights’ with our hands (you know, like cats do) and he was smart enough not to bite too hard.”
“He also liked to take naps in our pockets.”
“He even recognized his ‘family’ and became very wary if there were strangers nearby.”
They fed him “nuts, fruits, berries and mushrooms.”
When they let him go, he always came back. “He stayed there for a while and then jumped back to my shoulder.”
“Squirrel’s claws grow all the time so we had to occasionally cut them because he couldn’t wear them out naturally.”
“He died of old age. One morning I found him dead, curled up in his ‘nest’ like he was sleeping.”
“We fed other squirrels all the food we had stored for him before he died.”
What an amazing story! And what a lucky squirrel to be able to live out his life with such caring people.
h/t – Bored Panda