Watch CPR Revive Injured Squirrels

Friday, April 20, 2018
Watch CPR Revive Injured Squirrels
Watch CPR Revive Injured Squirrels

When humans encounter squirrels in grave danger, can they, and should they, lend a helping hand? Humans recently intervened to help squirrels in two potentially deadly situations. This squirrel reportedly was electrocuted on a power line in Cartagena, Colombia. An unidentified man performed CPR for several minutes, until the squirrel woke up and ran away - apparently revived, but still recovering.

Central Michigan University student Natalie Belsito rescued a squirrel apparently drowning in a campus pond. Belsito compressed the squirrel’s chest for several minutes, then warmed its body with a hairdryer. "It was a super cool feeling to know that I saved an innocent life," she said.

Experts warn humans to only intervene if they are unable to seek professional help - to avoid further injury to the animal, and to avoid being injured by a frightened animal.

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