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Mama cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel

September 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A cat in Mississippi included an unusual addition to her litter of kittens - an abandoned baby squirrel.The squirrel fell out of its nest in Carthage, shortly after Emmy the cat had her kittens.

Emmy's owner couldn't put the little squirrel back, so she did the next best thing.

She put it in with Emmy's kittens, and the mom cat began treating it as one of her own, feeding and grooming it.

The squirrel seems perfectly at home, although it may think it's a cat. You can pick it up and pet it, and it actually purrs.

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