• Baby squirrels found with tails tied together

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    BERLIN, Conn. -

    Four baby squirrels will survive but may be scarred after someone tied their tails together. 

    The incident is being called a case of animal abuse, The Associated Press reported.

    The Kensington Bird and Animal Hospital in Berlin, Connecticut, said someone brought in the squirrels when they were found on train tracks. 

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    The animals' tails had been tied together intentionally, but hospital employees do admit that tail knotting can happen naturally, according to the AP.

    In this case, it was a man-made object that kept the animals bound and their tails were broken and braided together.

    The squirrels, according to hospital employees, were "tangled, braided, and purposefully tied together," the AP reported

    Officials also say since the animals were found on train tracks, that could be an indicator of animal cruelty.

    As for the squirrels themselves, the tails may have to be amputated because of the damage done to them.

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