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When She Saw This Little Guy Struggling In The Floods, She Had To Save Him

Earlier this month, after South Carolina experienced some serious flooding, Sarah Scruggs took a walk through the neighborhood to see how bad the damage really was. While the flooding did, in fact, take 15 human lives, Scruggs was able to help save a furrier life from the wreckage…

She spotted this little guy, motionless, submerged in a puddle. She saw bubbles and quickly scooped him up.

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After some rest, little Arthur showed vast improvement.

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He mainly needed hydration, so Scruggs fed him Pedialyte before graduating to meat and egg-free puppy formula.

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Scruggs has understandably become attached to her new friend…

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But she knows he’ll be much, much happier to be released back into the wild.

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Because while watching this teeny nugget sleep is the best thing ever…

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(We’re not even kidding.)

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She knows that he’ll be much happier running around with his squirrel friends.

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Although, who knows, maybe he’ll come back some day soon to say hello to his human mom.

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He does, after all, have a lot to thank her for!

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At about six weeks old, Arthur is almost ready to go back into the wild…just as soon as he starts eating nuts and seeds.

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Until then, Scruggs is enjoying what little time she has left with him!

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He’s quite the lucky squirrel.

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(via The Dodo)

Thank goodness such a caring person was there at the right time. Not everyone would have taken all the time and patience to care for a helpless animal in need. Luckily, she knew what she was doing.

If you come across an animal in need, call your local department of animal resources or animal control for tips on what to do or where to bring him or her.