Where’s Jim Fowler when you need him?

Seriously, there is never a dull moment in my office! Today we had a small taste of good ol’ Wild Kingdom.

I was on the phone with a vendor when my boss walked in from outside with a broom in one hand and 3 squeaking, squirmy baby squirrels lying in a dustpan in the other.

Randy: “What do I do with them, should I throw them into the dumpster?”

Me, slightly freaking out: “Oh my god Randy! Get them out of here! Take them back outside! I think you’re poking it with the bristles!”

The customer service rep on the other line was unable to maintain composure and starts laughing hysterically. I told her this would be a great tape to replay during their next holiday party!

Apparently the squirrels fell out of the nest, or were kicked out by their mama, and ended up falling onto the hood of his BMW. I can only imagine the look on his face when he realized what was going on. I told my boss, to call the Humane League, who in turn directs us to call the Wildlife Rescue. I ended up dropping them off on my way home from work, where they will be cared for until they can be released.

Here is a picture of the little rodents in their makeshift nest.
I can’t help myself, I’m an animal lover. Even it they are just tree rats, they are babies and helpless. Besides, It could be worse. I could be like my sister in law who stops traffic to help a turtle across the road or dumps out her briefcase so she can place a car struck rabbit in it to transport it to a vet!


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