Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

He Found A Baby Animal But Couldn't Figure Out What It Was.

What would you do if you saw a strange creature lying on the ground? Would you pick it up and take care of it? Or since you didn’t know what it was, would you leave it alone, and let nature do its thing?

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While outside of his home, Jeff Longo noticed something on the sidewalk that made him take a double look. It seemed like a regular sunny day in Florida, but right in front of Jeff was an extremely small creature laying on the sidewalk, absolutely frying in the horrible heat of Florida.

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Jeff knew that without immediate care, there was absolutely no way that the tiny creature would survive. So, he took control of the situation. He picked up the little animal and hurried straight up to his house. It seemed like the animal wouldn’t live through its ordeal, but this story takes a turn for the best. It’s a perfect example of putting good out, and getting it back in return.

But before all of that, what exactly was it that Jeff found in his yard?

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The creature appeared to be more alien-like than an actual animal. It was hairless, had tiny claws, and was blind. It wasn’t exactly cute and cuddly when Jeff found it in Tampa, Florida.

Jeff figured that somehow the animal was left in the hands of nature after being separated from its family.

Jeff couldn’t just allow the creature to suffer under the blazing heat of Florida’s unforgiving sun, even if he had no idea what it was the he was looking at. There was no way that was happening.

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Considering the creature was the size of Jeff’s pinkie, it was pretty safe to assume that the animal he found was the baby of a smaller type of animal, like a rat. But, nature’s ways can be a bit tricky, so you never know.

When a baby kangaroo is born, they’re about the size of a grain of rice before it reaches its mom’s pouch to continue to grow. So, if you take that into consideration, Jeff could’ve stumbled across any type of mammal.

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Because it was so small, there was no way for Jeff to tell what the creature was. In this day in age, what do we do when we don’t know something? Head to the Internet! Jeff began a Reddit search to find out what he could do. Of course, like most people on the internet, Reddit users told Jeff that the creature was a lost cause, and that it would end up dying very soon.

Jeff refused to listen to the “experts” on Reddit. He believed that the creature was sent to him for a reason. Using determination, attention and love, Jeff helped his tiny friend grow into an adorable animal.

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