Good guy Russians save a fat ground squirrel

Who knows how long it was stuck before they came to help out.

 

Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Aug 27, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 5:03 pm CDT

One small ground squirrel got out of a sticky situation thanks to some rather astute drivers.

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Captured on a dash cam, two young Russians stumbled upon a real-life Winnie the Pooh situation: A Suslik (or Суслик in Russian) got stuck trying to get out of a hole near Lake Baikal. Did it eat too much or just try burrowing out of a hole entirely too small? Who knows, but it ended up in quite the predicament.

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Granted, these people could’ve easily just driven by, but they went ahead and tried to help. The squirrel doesn’t show them any gratitude, but the travelers probably scored some good karma anyway. 

H/T Reddit | Photo via Konstantin Malanchev/Flickr

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2014, 1:00 pm CDT