Hu­mane So­ci­ety worker un­tan­gles squirrels

The Sun Times (Owen Sound) - - WORLD NEWS -

OMAHA, Neb. — Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck to­gether by tree sap are re­cov­er­ing af­ter a Ne­braska wildlife ex­pert un­tan­gled them.

A Ne­braska Hu­mane So­ci­ety worker res­cued the squirrels from a pine tree in Omaha last week. Ne­braska Wildlife Re­hab ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Laura Stastny told the Omaha World-Her­ald that the sap-cov­ered tails be­came knot­ted as the youngsters wres­tled in their nest. Stastny says they are about eight weeks old.

Res­i­dent Craig Luttman spot­ted the ro­dents’ predica­ment, de­scrib­ing it Thurs­day as “kind of like a tug of war, go­ing in com­pletely op­po­site di­rec­tions.”

Stastny gave the squirrels a mild painkiller be­fore re­mov­ing the sticky fur and un­tan­gling them. She says some of them suf­fered in­juries to their tails, but that she ex­pects all six to be re­leased in a few weeks.

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