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Soldier Rescues Tiny Squirrel, Becomes Its BFF (PHOTOS)

Offbeat  (tags: protection, animals, world, off-beat, photos, adorable, soldierunusual, wildlife )

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Soldiers are known for being tough as nails, but when this fellow in the Belarusian army found a sick squirrel under a tree, his inner softie came out. Warrant officer Pyotr Pankratau discovered the tiny creature unconscious and barely alive.

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Carrie B (306)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:03 pm
Really adorable photos. It seems Pankratau's military beret is the little baby's favorite bed!

Carol H (229)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:30 pm
wow a great story!! thanks Carrie. I have raised a squirrel and they are awesome !!

Terry V (30)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:37 pm
Awwwwwwwww, sooooo cute. We've been enjoying the antics of 3 young squirrels at our feeders.
Thanks Carrie!!!

Cam V (417)
Monday October 1, 2012, 6:51 pm
This is a really heartwarming story Carrie! Thanks for posting it!

Suzanne L (99)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:35 pm
Thanks for including this in your news Carrie. My heart has been captured by the pictures of Pyotr and his little buddy. It is wonderful to see such kindness and affection. Noted.

Michael C (217)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:00 pm
Such a lovely, and touching story...I wish everyone acted like Pyotr, then we wouldn't have our hearts broken every day when we read some of the horrors, humans cause Animals...Squirrels are awesome...Sometimes, i can spend 20 minutes just looking at them playing in my back yard...I spend about 10 dollars a week, at the produce stand on Peanuts for the guys in my yard...I just wish I could teach them to clean up the

Carrie B (306)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:10 pm
Michael, thanks for sharing your story and generosity. How very kind of you to feed the "guys" in your yard.

Roxie H (350)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:24 am
awww squirrels are the best :) , had a family of red squirrels living in my camping site in cottenwood canyons in Ut for 3 months. They got to the point they would sit under my chair and complain at me, chirping, and wow, i swear they had PMS worse then i did lol. adorable. TY Carrie :)

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:49 am
Great story.

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:10 am
Sweet rescue. Squirrels are so cute.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:01 am
Wonderful story and wonderful pictures.

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:04 am
noted, thanks for sharing

Anita B (69)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:07 am
Noted and shared:-(

Shaheen N (64)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 4:55 am
Thanks for sharing a woderful article.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 6:09 am
Thank you.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 9:39 am
So sweet!

Kamila A (141)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:05 pm
this is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 12:10 pm
Thank you Pyotr Pankratau for having a beautiful heart!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:42 pm
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!!!! che belleza!!!!!!! noted ty

Thomas P (280)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:46 pm
Very nice!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:46 pm
its adorable story, i hope they be together for ever!!!!!!

Cathy P (97)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:15 pm
Love this!

Petra M (259)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 2:50 pm
This is a really heartwarming story Carrie!
Thanks for posting...

michelle t (41)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 3:09 pm
Well done

Bartlomiej T (296)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 3:15 pm
Awesome story! Pyotr you are not only squirrel hero! I love the article and photo gallery. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Quinton Smith (40)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 3:23 pm
This is what Mother Nature put "HUMANS ON THIS EARTH FOR" to take care of her animals an yes there numbers are small but there are some kind an caring HUMANS on this "HATEFUL NON-CARING HUMAN WORLD". =^..^=

Have you taken in a stray kitty today

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 4:02 pm
Good story and nice pictures.

janet f (29)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 5:11 pm
What a great guy. Those pictures are too cute.

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 5:27 pm
I want one!!! Not practical for me to have a dog. A squirrel would be perfect for me. I am lonely and this type of pet would give me someone to talk with and take care of.

Barb K (1688)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 7:58 pm
Adorable! TY Carrie!

Iveta cer (41)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 8:36 pm
What a nice man he is for saving little squirrel. Thank you :-):-):-):-)

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 10:12 pm
Noted Tks. Carrie.. Nice story...

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 12:05 am
Simply beautiful

Kirsten Weissenberg (0)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 4:56 am
So cute!

Evelyn B (62)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 7:47 am
Wish the news programmes would make space for such stories of human goodness!

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 7:53 am
Sweet. I bet the cat isn't overjoyed. Now this is a true man and a hero in my book.

Jo Ellen H (3)
Wednesday October 3, 2012, 10:07 am
aww thank you carrie

Isabelle J (81)
Friday October 5, 2012, 2:39 pm
That's cool !
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