Family Nurses Squirrel Back To Health And Sets It Free, But Adorable Critter Has Other Ideas

As animal lovers across the world can attest, amazing bonds can be shared between humans and their furry friends. While it’s no secret that dogs and cats can quickly become one of the family, that also applies to other members of the animal kingdom.

Quite simply, an animal knows when a human goes out of their way to take care of them simply because they care. As such, the animals become intensely loyal to those that look out for them - especially when they find themselves in harm’s way. That’s what happened with this adorable and amazing little squirrel named Bella.

When she was just four weeks old, she was seriously injured when she was attacked by an owl. Thankfully, she was rescued from the woods where she was found, as it didn’t appear like she would have survived on her own. Bella was taken in by Brantley Harrison and his family, as they happily provide assistance to animals in need and help to nurse them back to health.

As Happiest shares, Harrison and company welcomed Bella to their South Carolina home with open arms. She quickly fit right in, and the family took excellent care of her. Bella was fed a diet of fruit and nuts as they nursed her back to health, and she got the point that she made a full recovery.

The family knew it was time to let Bella return to her natural habitat. They would release Bella back into the wild, and they naturally assumed they would never see her again. They couldn’t have been more wrong.

The family was startled one day by a tap on the glass window of a sliding glass door, and they went to check it out. It was Bella, who was coming back to visit the family that helped her get back on her feet.

This wasn’t a one-time thing either. The family rescued her way back in 2010, and she’s been coming back for regular visits ever since.

“Bella sits right at the front door waiting for someone to notice she has come by for a visit. She has even resorted to jumping over to the dining room window to peer in for someone to see her,” Harrison explains.

It’s safe to say the Bella is part of the family these days, as she’s even comfortable enough with them that she’ll hang out in the garden with them. That’s pretty remarkable, as most squirrels get the daylights scared out of them when they feel as if a human is getting too close to them. They’ll quickly scurry away and hide, but Bella knows that the family has been incredibly kind to her.

In fact, she knew exactly where to go when she wound up getting injured again. When she came for one visit, the family quickly noticed that she had injured her foot. They didn’t think twice about taking her in again and nursing her back to health, and they would receive an incredible surprise while taking care of her this time around.

Bella would give birth to three baby squirrels, and the family would happily take care of all of them until they were well enough to be released back into the wild. It’s probably safe to say that the family will have even more visits from this adorable little family of squirrels as time moves along.

Source: Happiest
Photo: Brantley Harrison

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