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TOO CUTE: Crews rescue three baby squirrels during tree removal

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – A Lowcountry company hired to remove a dead tree behind Charleston County Sheriff’s Office headquarters this week made a sweet discovery.

Chris Eyler with ThunderStruck Tree Climbing was cutting down the tree when he discovered a squirrel nest inside the hollow trunk.

That space was home to three cute baby squirrels.

Crew members alerted CCSO’s Animal Control Unit to make sure the animals were safely removed from the tree, and Master Deputy Sarah Hake jumped in to take custody of the sweet little rodents.

“We try our hardest to preserve the wild life. While there are some very unfortunate situations. We do all we can to get these little guys relocated to a safer place,” said Eyler in a message to News 2.

The baby squirrels were taken to the Charleston Veterinary Referral Center where they will be bottle-fed and turned over to Keeper of the Wild for eventual reintroduction to nature.

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