Now that Christmas has passed, it’s time to take down those festive decorations and usher in the new year. However, this is a difficult task for one Reddit user who says there’s a mentally challenged squirrel living in his Christmas tree.
A pic of the furry creature was uploaded with the caption, "There is STILL a squirrel living in my Christmas tree." Judging from a previous post on initially finding the little guy, he’s been hiding out in the tree for about a month. User carefree_dude shared his story in a post on the popular website:
"About a week ago, my wife found this squirrel at the side of the road twitching. He likely got hit by a car, and suffered major head trauma. She took him home. He couldn't eat, drink, walk, or really do anything. We were eventually able to get him to drink via a syringe. We reached out to a wildlife rehabilitater, who gave us some medicine to give him to help with the head trauma.
Now, after 6 days on the medicine, He's doing a lot better. He's able to hold food on his own. He still needs help drinking. He can walk, but not very well. He often keeps his head to the side. We are still caring for him, though he will likely never be able to be released again. He may not be able to live a wild life, but if he continues to recover, we can help him live a good life."
According to the Daily Dot, this isn’t the first sign of non-human life in the Reddit user’s home. He says his family also has a dog, four cats, fish, 14 chickens and a turtle.