I had to laugh while reading this report.
German police have rescued a man after he called for help saying a baby squirrel would not leave him alone.
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Officers sent a patrol car out to investigate and arrived to find the chase still in full flow. But the drama ended suddenly when the squirrel, apparently exhausted by its exertions, lay down abruptly and fell asleep.
Officers took pity on the animal, which had probably become separated from its mother. Police said it likely targeted the man because it was in search of a new home.
“It often happens that squirrels which have lost their mothers look for a replacement and then focus their efforts on one person,” said Christina Krenz, a police spokeswoman.
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“A squirrel will be our new mascot, it will be christened Karl-Friedrich,” said the police write-up. “The squirrel has fallen asleep in fright.”
Krenz said: “It was just a bit of fun. The officers thought up a name that would suit the baby squirrel.”
Officers took the sleeping Karl-Friedrich into police custody, and then to an animal rescue centre, where it was said to be doing well.
There’s more at the link.
Scared of a baby squirrel??? Heaven help him if he’s stalked by a new-born kitten or puppy! He’ll probably go into hysterics . . .