Igor Grishin, 28, from a small town of Konchezero in Karelia, Russia was walking through the woods when he discovered a squirrel in 2018. Taking the baby animal home and naming it Chippy, the litter critter has been living with Grishen since then to date.
Presently, baby animal Chippy’s Instagram page shows him lounging on pillows, being a roommate with a cat, and eating fruits in Grishin’s home.
Photos of Chippy The Rescued Squirrel!
Speaking to Bored Panda, Grishin said: ‘He’s always making me happy, distracting me from the worries of daily life. I am excited that we met each other.’ Revealing Chippy has a squirrel house built for him, Grishin revealed the squirrel had also successfully learned some basic commands.
While you can find several heartwarming stories of individuals rescuing and caring for abandoned animals, including this Squirrel saved from Hurricane Isaac, an owner of another well-recognized Instagram Squirrel Tintin has over time been vocal about the difficulties of taking care of a Squirrel and has urged followers not to get one on purpose.
And since rehabilitated animals cannot return back into the wild, it’s best to admire individuals like Grishin and other adoptive squirrel parents. On the other hand, if you find an injured squirrel and there’s a wildlife rescue near you, it’s also best to call them almost immediately.