Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Baby Squirrels Rescued After Tails Got Tangled Together.

The animal kingdom is full of mysteries, but you don’t have to go to the middle of the jungle to find them. Some of the biggest wildlife entanglements can be found in your own neighborhood. Just ask a Milwaukee resident who was out minding her own business when she found five gray baby squirrels stuck in the most unusual way she’d ever seen. Now, most siblings tend to form a bond, especially when they’re young. And these squirrels didn’t seem to have any issues cuddling while they were in their nest. Then, they tried to go their separate ways, but discovered that they were stuck with each other.

These five squirrels were in quite a pickle because they couldn’t break free from one another.

It wasn’t sibling love that bonded these tiny creatures, but it was their mother’s fault. You see, when the mamma squirrel built the nest, she used strips of plastic and long-stemmed grasses as material. It didn’t seem to be a problem at the time, but it was a definite issue now.

The squirrels’ tails got tangled together along with the nest-building material, and they were stuck.

The creatures were about 5 or 6 weeks old and they were already facing the biggest obstacle of their young lives. They wanted to explore their surroundings with the help of their mother, but they were confused by the fact that they couldn’t move.

The mamma squirrel was nudging them to go out and see the world, but they all had their own agenda.

The baby squirrels were going in different directions, but because their tales were tangled, they ended up going nowhere fast. The mamma squirrel did her best to help her young, but nothing seemed to work.

The woman realized that the squirrels were in trouble, so she reached out to some professionals.

Scott Diehl, Wildlife Director for the Wisconsin Humane Society, rushed to the scene as soon as he’d gotten the call. Diehl believed that the squirrels were agitated, frightened, and quite possibly in agony.

Diehl had the squirrels brought to the wildlife center where they would get the help they needed.

The young squirrels were given an anesthesia before the center’s staff began to delicately untangle the Gordian Knot that the creatures were stuck in. But it wasn’t exactly easy to figure out whose tail belonged to whom. Then, after 20 minutes, the adorable animals were free.

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