Two teenagers were hanging out in downtown St. Andrews in New Brunswick, Canada, when they noticed a crowd of people standing around a car. They went over to investigate and were told there was a squirrel underneath the car desperately in need of help — but when the little creature emerged, the teens were shocked to realize that he looked absolutely nothing like a squirrel.
Somehow, the squirrel had become covered in foam insulation, the kind used to patch up holes in the home. It’s likely that he accidentally ran through the material while it was wet — and once it dried all over him, the poor little guy could barely move.
“He could hardly move and, really, I'm amazed he was still alive — the foam was blocking off most of his mouth and nostrils,” Eagan said. “He could move his back legs just a bit, but the rest of his body was literally cemented into place.”
Eagan quickly sedated the squirrel, and then, using rubbing alcohol and a flea comb, set about the long process of getting all of the foam insulation off the squirrel’s tiny body, and was amazed when all of her efforts actually worked.
Considering the condition the squirrel had been in when he’d arrived, Eagan was shocked that she was able to help him pull through. Exhausted from his very scary ordeal, the squirrel snuggled up and went to sleep for a few hours, and Eagan stayed at the clinic to watch over him the entire time.