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Squirrel saved from swollen Red River

March 31, 2009 11:08:14 AM PDT
Volunteers patrolling the dikes along the swollen Red River in Fargo, North Dakota, took a break from their duties to rescue a drowning squirrel Monday. The men were checking for breeches in the dikes when they spotted the squirrel.

"We just happened to see him floating down the river," said volunteer Roger Olson. "He was struggling to get over the dike wall, and we could tell he wasn't going to make it. So we stuck a shovel over the edge of the wall, and he floated right onto it. I think he was pretty eager to jump on and get out."

The men wrapped him in a towel to get him warm, named him Grover, and took him to dry land away from the river to set him loose.


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