“She suffered a bloody nose, a broken tooth, and a broken ankle. Luckily, just like children, this squirrel is young enough that her ankle should heal very quickly.”
Chief veterinarian Kelley McDonald, who fashioned a tiny cast for the adorable little patient, says that as windy weather approaches lots of baby squirrels arrive to her clinic with similar injuries having been knocked from their nests.
“Most of them are able to be returned to the wild,” McDonald tells The Dodo. “Broken bones usually heal well. They do fine.”