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Rat used to feed snakes nurses baby squirrels found in vacuum cleaner

by | 27th, September 2013

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WHEN Tanya Durante-Rider from Vancouver, Washington, found three baby squirrels in her vacuum cleaner, she did not wonder how often she tidied the house. She just picked up the baby rodents and tried to bottle feed them. She says:

“I came home, and I fed ’em and would go back to work, then come and feed them. My husband said, ‘Why don’t we put them with the momma rat – she just had babies a week before.'”

The rat was not in the washing machine; it was in a cage, where it was being bred to give birth other rats the couple could feed to their pet snakes.

Tanya adds:

 “I was so scared she was going to kill them. I didn’t even want to try this. I’m glad my husband talked me into it. … It’s like she just did it naturally. There was really no thinking about it. Maternal instinct, I guess you could say… I don’t think letting them go free is a good idea. We’re gonna keep them here and make the room bigger just for them. And keep them with their mom and their sister.”

End of days , readers. Ends of days…



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