This dude has a squirrel still living in his Christmas tree

This tree might need to stay up year round.

 

Nayomi Reghay

Internet Culture

Published Dec 28, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 10:51 am CDT

There are plenty of reasons to delay taking down your Christmas decorations, but this might be the cutest one yet.

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Redditor carefree_dude posted this adorable pic to the Pics subreddit with the cheeky caption, “There is STILL a squirrel living in my Christmas tree.”

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It appears the little fella has been there for some time.

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Some redditors mused that they’d be alarmed to find an intruder in their home. But this is no errant critter. A quick dive into carefree_dude’s Reddit history reveals that the squirrel was rescued about a month ago.

Here’s the little fella, whose name is Mittens, working away at the last of his breakfast.

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Mittens isn’t the only furry friend in carefree_dude’s household. He told the Daily Dot, “We have quite the zoo in our house, including a dog, 4 cats, fish, 14 chickens, and a turtle. The cats just ignore him. The fish and turtle are indifferent, and the dog is kept away from him for safety reasons.”

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It certainly looks like Mittens is being kept safe and cozy.

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If he were our pal, we might never get around to taking down the tree.

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*First Published: Dec 28, 2015, 4:34 pm CST