5 Gray Squirrels Rescued After Tails Became Intertwined

PetMD Editorial
Published: September 19, 2018
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Image via Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society/Facebook

On Friday, September 14, a good Samaritan happened upon a very strange sight. They found a group of baby gray squirrels stuck together by their tails. They quickly called the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society to help out these tangled-up squirrels.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society explains that the five juvenile gray squirrels had become tangled together with the grass and plastic the mother squirrel had used to create her nest.

The staff at the wildlife rehabilitation center worked quickly to anesthetize the squirrels so that they could disentangle the understandably startled and wiggly crew.

It took them about 20 minutes to completely separate the five gray squirrels. They continually monitored them over the course of the next few days to ensure that the tails stayed healthy after suffering impaired blood flow and varying degrees of tissue damage.

An update was posted three days later announcing that they are all looking very happy and healthy, and their tails all seem to be growing normally. They plan to release the five squirrels back into the wild once they are sure they have all made a full recovery.

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