This is a short video captured by zoologist and wildlife photographer Dani Conner Wild (appropriate last name) of the sounds a seven-week old red squirrel makes while snacking on a nut. The squirrel is actually one of four babies that Dani cares for in the wild after their mother was hit by a car. Man…I still remember the first time I got hit by a car. The second time too. Just not the third — that one knocked like eight months of memory out of me, which was kind of awesome because then I got to watch all of Game Of Thrones like it was new again.
I put my microphone in front of a 7 week old baby red squirrel. pic.twitter.com/JrRRvE9ngN
— Dani Connor Wild
(@DaniConnorWild) June 23, 2020
Thanks to my friend becca b, who agrees you should think about these orphans the next time you’re speeding through the forest all willy-nilly.