Thursday 21 November 2019

Driver saves life of squirrel after car scare

The remorseful motorist appeared to be performing CPR.

(Ben Birchall/PA)
(Ben Birchall/PA)

By Associated Press Reporters

A motionless squirrel apparently stunned by a passing car has been revived by the driver who performed chest compressions beside the road.

Police officers on patrol in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park thought the man might be performing CPR.

In police video, the man tells the officers he swerved to avoid the animal and did not think he struck it. The squirrel was not bleeding and the man says if he had hit it “he would’ve popped”.

The man flips the squirrel onto its belly and as he strokes its back, the animal starts to come around.

The squirrel eventually darts away and an officer declares: “There he goes! You saved his life, dude!”

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