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Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet

Do you ever read stories where you can’t help but feel a little bit of warmth in your heart? Well this is definitely one of those stories! A Reddit user opened a new bag of mulch and to his surprise, he found a baby squirrel inside. It was so young, he initially mistook it for a mouse or rat. But he decided to take care of it, and lucky for us, he documented its development.

When he cut open the bag, this little guy fell out. To keep it alive, he had to force feed the little fellow.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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But after 2 weeks, he was eating like a champ.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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By week 3, this is how he’d look after a satisfying meal.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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Somewhere between weeks 4 and 5 his eyes finally opened.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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By the 5th week, he was fully aware.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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And getting playful.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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It seemed this growing boy was always hungry.

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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“C’mon, just one more blueberry…”

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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He loves to bask in the sunlight…

Man Finds Baby Squirrel In Bag Of Mulch, And It Grows Up To Be The Most Adorable Pet
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As you can see from the photographs, a bond developed between the man and the squirrel, which he named “Zip.” There is no definitive answer to how baby Zip found its way into the bag of mulch, but it’s safe to say Zip appears to be enjoying his new home. It’s also safe to say that this man’s selfless act has restored our hope in humanity. Way to go!

Written by caitlin

Caitlin was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Was a cheerleader for 10 years and loves all kinds of sarcasm. Loves adventuring and the beach is her second home. She may be short, but she is fierce. She is a down to earth family kind of girl, but also loves a good time with friends.

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