Baby squirrel who was found nesting in sheep's fleece is released into wild

Baby squirrel who was found nesting in sheep's fleece is released into wild

Baby squirrel who was found nesting in sheep's fleece is released into wild

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A BABY squirrel found nesting a sheep’s fleece has been released back into the wild.

The animal was discovered snuggled up in the thick wool of a Herdwick sheep earlier this year.

The eight-week-old squirrel was taken in by Rosie Catford, who runs Wildlives Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thorrington.

“The woman went out to check her sheep and saw the fleece moving – she found it was the baby squirrel,” said Rosie.

“We have a lot of baby squirrels here and she brought it in to us.

“He was underweight, dehydrated and starving – squirrels can’t find much food on a sheep”

“It is a very unusual place to find one.”

The youngster was hand-reared and has now been released back into the wild.

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