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Guy Finds A Baby Squirrel That Can’t Even Walk Yet, Takes It Home And Now They’re Best Friends (26 Pics)
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Guy Finds A Baby Squirrel That Can’t Even Walk Yet, Takes It Home And Now They’re Best Friends (26 Pics)

If you haven’t seen enough cute animal pictures today, here’s something I bet you weren’t expecting: a pet squirrel!

28-year-old Igor Grishin, who lives in the small town of Konchezero in Karelia, Russia, was walking in the woods when he found the squirrel unable to walk about a year ago. He brought the baby animal home, where Chippy, as the little critter is now called, has lived ever since. Chippy’s Instagram account shows him lounging on pillows in Grishin’s home, eating fruit, and even being roommates with a cat.

“He is always making me laugh, distracting me from the worries of everyday life. I am very happy that we met each other,” Grishin told Bored Panda. He also shared that Chippy has a squirrel house built especially for him, and has successfully learned some commands.

Scroll down for pictures of Chippy the rescue squirrel

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

You can find many heartwarming stories of people rescuing and caring for wild animals, like this wildly popular squirrel named Jill, who Bored Panda posted about a few weeks ago. However, the owner of another popular Instagram squirrel named Tintin is vocal about the difficulties of caring for a squirrel and urges his followers not to get one on purpose just because they saw some cute pictures.

We admire people like Grishin and these other adoptive squirrel parents who are able to provide them with the care they need, since animals that have been rehabilitated by humans cannot always return to the wild, but we remind readers that rescuing a squirrel or any other wild animal means taking on the responsibility of their sharp claws, unpredictable moods, specific dietary requirements, and destructive behavior.

If you find an orphaned or injured squirrel, and there is a wildlife rescue near you, your first course of action should be to call them.

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

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Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

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Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

 

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

Image credits: belkchippy

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glorytherainwing
Community Member
2 years ago

all these pics are so fucking cute. i remember the squirrel i saved from a garden snake. (NO I DID NOT KILL THE GARDEN SNAKE) the squirrel's mum found me with her baby and climbed my my leg, grabbed the baby from my damn hand, and just went back to one of the 5 nests i have in my walnut tree. i have a lot of squirrels for being a city teen.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
2 years ago

Garter snake

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 years ago

Chippy is living his best life. Red squirrels are adorable- Chippy makes me think of the character "Squirrel Nutkin" from Beatrix Potter's (writer of "Peter Rabbit") books.

SavySausageDog
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg... I've still got all of my Peter Rabbit books! I just went through them to find Squirrel Nutkin and Chip looks so similar to him! I love red squirrels... I hope Chip can be an ambassador to the Red Squirrel community

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Mewton’s Third Paw
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2 years ago

Awesome that he gets to have a squirrelfriend! Friendship with animals is really fulfilling.

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glorytherainwing
Community Member
2 years ago

all these pics are so fucking cute. i remember the squirrel i saved from a garden snake. (NO I DID NOT KILL THE GARDEN SNAKE) the squirrel's mum found me with her baby and climbed my my leg, grabbed the baby from my damn hand, and just went back to one of the 5 nests i have in my walnut tree. i have a lot of squirrels for being a city teen.

TheExtremeSmell
Community Member
2 years ago

Garter snake

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
2 years ago

Chippy is living his best life. Red squirrels are adorable- Chippy makes me think of the character "Squirrel Nutkin" from Beatrix Potter's (writer of "Peter Rabbit") books.

SavySausageDog
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg... I've still got all of my Peter Rabbit books! I just went through them to find Squirrel Nutkin and Chip looks so similar to him! I love red squirrels... I hope Chip can be an ambassador to the Red Squirrel community

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome that he gets to have a squirrelfriend! Friendship with animals is really fulfilling.

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