The Daily Treat: Mama Squirrel Saves the Day

UPDATED 05/09/2013 at 03:45 PM EDT Originally published 05/09/2013 at 03:30 PM EDT

Squirrel Rescues Baby: Photo
Mom to the rescue!
Carla Brandon/Solent News/REX USA
It's a bird. It's a plane – actually, it's a squirrel!

After her baby became stuck in a Pittsburgh, Pa., tree, a mama squirrel sprung into action to rescue her little one.

The youngster, thought to be about 8 weeks old, fell about 20 feet from a woodpecker's nest it had been snoozing in, according to photographer Carla Brandon. Before the baby could fall 25 more feet to the ground, its mother saved its fall, plucking the little ball of fur by the tail.

With Mother's Day right around the corner, we think it's safe to say she's more than deserving of a nice gift.



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