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A Couple Saved An Injured Squirrel And Now He's Living In Their Christmas Tree


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As he described on Reddit, his wife had found Mittens by the side of the road:

He likely got hit by a car, and suffered major head trauma. She took him home. He couldn't eat, drink, walk, or really do anything. We were eventually able to get him to drink via a syringe. We reached out to a wildlife rehabilitater, who gave us some medicine to give him to help with the head trauma. Now, after 6 days on the medicine, He's doing a lot better. He's able to hold food on his own. He still needs help drinking.


That's right, he's in the family Christmas tree, and he seems to love it there.

Chris told the Daily Dot: "We have quite the zoo in our house, including a dog, four cats, fish, 14 chickens, and a turtle. The cats just ignore him. The fish and turtle are indifferent, and the dog is kept away from him for safety reasons."

This is actually the second squirrel the couple have kept – Chris writes that the last one went wild, but this one he has "a feeling will stay tame, mostly due to his mental issues. He's beyond the age when the last one 'went wild' and is still VERY tame."

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