Animal of the week: A birthday surprise
This two-week-old red squirrel and her two brothers were admitted after being discovered as an unexpected bonus to a birthday present. A father went to a home construction warehouse in central Wisconsin to buy a birthday present for his son. When he arrived home and started to put it together, he noticed the instruction manual was shredded, and tucked in the shreds were three little heads. He brought them in to us and planned to get a copy of the instruction manual online-until he discovered mama squirrel had chewed up some wiring as well. That birthday present was returned to the store, although without its special surprise.
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