All sorts of critters get inside your home to avoid outside disturbances, but this visit was special. On the bed sat the most precious surprise hidden under a pillow. Two little squirrel babies nestled on the duvet, but what was their discoverer to do with them?
Little Thumbelina the squirrel doesn’t just have a name right out of a fairy tale. She has an origin that sounds just like one, too. But her story is true, and it begins on a chilly morning in March 2016 in New York City.
A construction crew working in the city destroyed a nest belonging to a pregnant eastern gray squirrel. That was Thumbelina’s mother, and it left her homeless as a result. However, the expecting mommy’s survival instincts led her to an alternate birthing spot.