When Jeff Longo found a tiny baby on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, he wanted to save it. But the veterinarians said it wasn’t possible.
Through determination and love, Longo saved the baby animal and then witnessed a beautiful thing – a friendship blossomed between the human and the southern flying squirrel no one expected.
AFTER FINDING THE NEWBORN BABY RODENT CURLED UP IN THE FETAL POSITION ON THE STREETS, HE STARTED TO CHRONICLE THE BABY’S JOURNEY BACK INTO HEALTH.
Longo suspected that the baby had been separated from its mother after she faced some terrible fate. He photographed the baby’s recovery and shared the images on Reddit.
“I posted pictures on Reddit that day and had a bunch of know-it-alls tell me she would die, because I am not an animal rehabber,” Longo wrote.
But Longo’s DIY food made from puppy formula and heavy cream gave this southern flying squirrel the energy needed.
FOR TWO MONTHS, LONGO DIDN’T LET THE BABY OUT OF HIS SIGHT. HE EVEN TOOK THE RODENT TO WORK WITH THEM.
Biscuits the flying squirrel got used to life in the Longo household. Even the dogs fell in love: “‘I just have to watch them so they don’t accidentally squish her,” Longo joked.
When Longo is home, he lets the squirrel out of her cage and lets her explore.
Watch the video below to see Biscuits devour a pecan. She’s the cutest little rodent and even Longo’s dogs can’t get enough of her!
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