Five squirrels got tangled up very much, but they could be helped!
The US Wildlife Center recently rescued five squirrels whose tails were very tangled and entwined together. Grass and plastic ribbons from which their mother built a nest were stuck in wool and did not allow their tails to come loose.
The kids were discovered and taken to the Wildlife Center by a volunteer.
In order to rescue the squirrels, anesthesia and scissors were used.
Proteins need a tail to maintain heat and balance, so leaving the tails unharmed was the main task of the workers.
“You can probably imagine how writhing and troubled this frightened lump of energy was. Therefore, the first thing it was decided to use anesthesia on all five squirrels at the same time, ”it was said on the center’s Facebook page.
When this was done, we immediately started unraveling the “sea knot” of tails and materials for the nest.
“It was not clear where whose tail. And we were very worried about the success of the operation, because all five kids had tissue damage to varying degrees due to circulatory disorders. ”
After 20 minutes of gentle manipulations, the node began to unravel a little, and when the operation was completely completed, the squirrels were left to recover after anesthesia.
“Now, a day later, all rodents have clear eyes, and three of the five have tails again fluffy. We’ll leave them under supervision for a couple of days to exclude possible tissue necrosis due to prolonged disturbance of blood circulation, when their tails were tightly connected, ”said one of the center’s specialists.
Very soon after this, the animals were safely released back into the wild.
Gray squirrels are representatives of the rodent family, which, growing, can reach a length of 50 cm. Their habitat is the centuries-old deciduous forest of Wisconsin. These proteins feed mainly on acorns and walnuts.