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Philadelphia Man Rescues Squirrel Stuck in Bag of Pistachios
ABC News ^ | Apr 23, 2012 | Jennifer Abbey

Posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A Philadelphia man came to the rescue of a hungry squirrel that was apparently stuck inside a bag of pistachios.

Sergei Petrov was hanging out at his friend’s house Thursday when he noticed the squirrel with the bag on its head, running in circles.

“He sensed that I was there, but he couldn’t see me so he ran into a wall,” Petrov told ABCNews.com.

After several attempts with his foot and finally his hand, Petrov freed the squirrel from the bag. Shocked, the little guy went sprinting in the other direction and up a tree, leaving Petrov happy he didn’t have to get a rabies shot, he said.

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TOPICS: Cheese, Moose, Sister; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: squirrel

1 posted on 04/24/2012 7:50:32 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Psssht... I once got my kitten's head stuck in my mouth, but I didn't get any “Hero” treatment. In fact, I was the subject of much ridicule, even being disgraced in an editorial cartoon in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
2 posted on 04/24/2012 7:57:55 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: nickcarraway

The fright of the guy trying to rescue the squirrel is really laughable. The courage of the squirrel in standing his ground while the rescuer approached is more amazing.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 8:05:42 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: nickcarraway

People can make fun if they want, but God will bless this man for helping that squirrel.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 8:07:58 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: nickcarraway

Slow day in the news I guess.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 8:15:33 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: nickcarraway

Having hand raised a baby squirrel, I can attest that even when they are being friendly they are still all needle sharp claws.

My body looked like a road map for months.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 8:27:22 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1190 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: nickcarraway

A squirrel can run up and down you leaving a deep bite every few inches before you know it’s on you. Lucky guy.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 8:34:42 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows

My dad rescued my Rottie, who had a Miller 12- pach box stuck on his head, and hence, couldn’t get to his water dish all day (while I was on vacation).

Dad, of course, ran home and got his camera before rescuing the parched beast. The dawg was fine, but did drink several quarts of water.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by glock rocks (optimist , pessimist? I'm an awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: onedoug

My heroM


9 posted on 04/24/2012 9:14:54 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Shadowstrike

Yeah, those guys are nice people.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 9:37:18 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: windcliff

Squirrelly!


11 posted on 04/24/2012 9:47:51 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: nickcarraway

I had one of those squirrel proof bird feeders with a long tube. I went out to fill the feeder and the squirrel had gotten into the top of the tube and down into it. He was tightly squuzed in there. I could see he was still alive. I had to shake him out vigorously and I was damned glad he didn’t bite me.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 11:23:23 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: nickcarraway

Rats with fuzzy tails. Bastards.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 11:44:29 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: marsh2

How come you didn’t make the news?


14 posted on 04/24/2012 11:45:19 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: nickcarraway
Triathletes Save a Skunk!

Skunks are big fans of Yo Plait Yogurt.

15 posted on 04/25/2012 12:11:43 AM PDT by cynwoody
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Save a skunk! They kill chickens. If I find them in my coop they are trapped and dispatched.


16 posted on 04/29/2012 6:18:33 PM PDT by marsh2
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