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Rescued Baby Squirrel Gets Tiny Cast for Broken Arm


Wildlife rescues can come in all shapes, sizes and levels of cuteness.

This particular one involving a baby squirrel with a tiny cast will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

According to the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, the incident unfolded during a recent windstorm.

"A very kind woman heard a tree crash in the woods while working at a horse farm," officials from Orphaned Wildlife Center wrote on Facebook. "She kept hearing crying sounds ... so after she was done with her chores she went to investigate and found two tiny baby squirrels."

With no mom in sight, the woman scooped them up and called the wildlife center.

After an examination by a vet, it was determined that one of the squirrels had a broken arm and now will be sporting a bright green cast until it heals, which should take about two weeks.



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