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MUST SEE!! 😍😍🀩 Girls Update: Sabrina, Serena, and… SOPHIA?!?! πŸ€—

MUST SEE!! 😍😍🀩 Girls Update: Sabrina, Serena, and… SOPHIA?!?! πŸ€—

Earlier this year, a young fox squirrel captured the hearts of students at Indiana University.

The students would offer treats & admire the adorable little one. As the young fox squirrel got older, the students noticed the overgrown teeth and realized it needed help for its condition called malocclusion. Without human intervention, the squirrel would suffer and inevitably die from this. I recommended a number of wildlife rehabbers closer to them that I hoped could help the squirrel, but the students were unsuccessful in finding assistance. I didn’t want the squirrel to suffer, so I drove 15 hours to try to help. With a lot of luck (and lots of experience handling Sabrina), I was able to grab the squirrel and secure her. It was such a relief to know the squirrel would no longer suffer. A few minutes after the rescue, I went to a safe location and trimmed the upper and lower incisors. We then began our trip home, and stopped along the way to visit a few friends that took the following pictures.

It turns out the squirrel is a girl, so I’d like to introduce you to SOPHIA. The next morning, Seymour was introduced to Sophia. He is very curious about who the big beautiful girl is! Sophia is adjusting to the radical changes in her life, but is doing very well… just like Sabrina & Serena when they were rescued. It may look irrelevant, but to see Sophia turn her back & rest is a wonderful sign that she realizes she’s being helped. Sophia is still confused & nervous (naturally), but she’s showing a bit more trust in me each day. Last night, we (accidentally) played Hide and Seek. Sophia showed me that she can still have attitude, which is perfectly okay. She is and always will be a wild squirrel, and it’s my job to earn her trust. Listen to her amazing sounds! If you’re wondering what her teeth look like, have a look.

(Keep in mind, these are her teeth AFTER trimming) Sophia will visit Dr. Emerson on Monday for a complete examination & x-rays, and will need lifelong care similar to Sabrina & Serena (although I am hopeful she avoided the awful infections).

If you’d like to help, please contact me:
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Thank you.

100 thoughts on “MUST SEE!! 😍😍🀩 Girls Update: Sabrina, Serena, and… SOPHIA?!?! πŸ€—”

  1. Sophia!! That’s a fantastic name!! And such an awesome video too! Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us! 😊

  2. Sabrina looks greatπŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I love all those little tree friends!!😘😘. Wow Brad! 15hours? You are the man bro!!

  3. The name Sophia is perfect!
    Some friends suggested to me she be named Indiana Squirrel and the Adventures of the Lost Nuts β€” LOL!
    Sophia is very lovely. And it’s great to see the whole family. Everyone looks fantastic and totallly happy. Love to all!

  4. The girls are back in town! The girls are back in town 🎀🎢..The girls are back. Good morning babies. Looking great. Sabrina πŸ’‹πŸ€—πŸ’‹…I'm down in the Keys thinking of you guys. πŸ€—..Hot out already! Love it. Smiley Sophia

  5. Welcome to the family, Sophia. You are one lucky squirrel to be living with Brad, Seymour, Sabrina, and Serena. πŸ₯°

  6. Awe Sophia is such a adorable addition to a already beautiful family 😊β™₯️ Thank you for rescuing her😊

  7. Brad, we need to rename you the Squirrel Whisper. I'm so glad you were able to help Sophia, and it's great to see the gang again. <3

  8. Absolutely wonderful. Pretty little Sophia. Great to see Seymour. Congratulations on your new baby girl. Your heart has no boundaries Brad dad.

  9. Sophia the suck-suck! You always come across the squirrels with the most character I've ever seen! Good luck with her teeth, and no more tanning sessions with Donald Trump! She doesn't want to get THAT orange I'm sure! LOL

  10. Thanks so much for sharing all these sweet videos, pictures and updates. Each one of these babies is precious. A big thank you to the students at the college for caring enough to get Sophia help. They helped save her life❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  11. Unbelievable how tame she already is, you're a true squirrel wisperer. You're a wonderful man driving 15 hours to help that little girl. And handsome, too, it's the first time I saw your face.

  12. There's my baby's thank u brad u just made my day love u babys hey.seamoreπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  13. You are the sweetest guy in the world. If you did not intervene there's no way that animal COUKD survive with overgrown teeth like that. What a cruel condition for a squirrel to have!!! You risk being bitten and scratched and everything else by a frightened confused creature and yet you help them anyway. They're adorable and you're a good soul.

  14. Having fox squirrels in my area, I've heard the sounds angry/stressed/frightened ones make (generally during a confrontation with another squirrel). Sophia was unsuprisingly making a very similar sound when she was scared under the couch(?), but there were some subtle differences that I found interesting, in that the pattern and cadence of her "growls" was different, as if she had a different dialect.

    I live in Colorado, perhaps 1000 miles away from where Sophia lived, so it isn't perhaps surprising that our fox squirrels sound a little different, but it's still interesting that even a sound as simple as angry squirrel noises has regional variations.

    Speaking of regional variations in squirrel vocalizations, our red squirrels up in the foothills frequently make a loud chattering call to tell everyone about territory boundaries which evidently is not made by the same species in other parts of the country. Likewise, I've never heard our local red squirrels make the sharp bark sound that other populations make to communicate the same sentiment.

  15. First off it was so so awesome seeing seymour this week.. Then seeing sabrina and serena was awesome, cuz weve missed them so much.. Brad you are such a amazing loving compassionate man for what you do and what you stand for.. Picking sophia is a perfect name for her.. Gosh she is so so sweet and beautiful in everyway.. So glad you have her and creating a better life for this angel.. I love this family and iam so happy to be a part of their life.. They warm my heart and i also have love and respect for them all.. Seeing how much love you give to all squirrels is everything.. I have so much respect for you.. Thank you for including us fans with sabrinas, serenas, sophias and seymours life..πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

  16. I love squirrels β™₯οΈπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ§‘πŸ’œπŸ’›….Sophia is beautiful and lucky you saved her 🐿πŸ₯‘

  17. Sophia must have really appreciated her comfort level going from zero to 100% in a minute, the transformation is wonderful. Congratulations.

  18. Bless you Brad for being such a hero and loving caretaker to these beautiful, adorable little creatures! And Welcome beautiful Sophia to your new family!

  19. I just had to watch again. So hopeful and caring to watch. Brad, this video helped me smile after a disappointing day. You’re helping more than just gorgeous Sophia. Thanks.

  20. BRAD you are an ANGEL on earth for driving 15 hours (!) to rescue this little Fox Squirrel! She would have suffered without your help! You are truly a SAINT!

  21. What a Fox Squirrel- her fur is beautiful. Were you feeding her with the syringes because of sore mouth? Any idea how old she is? The only signs of fear were her ears which she kept flat. Hope she passes Dr. E’s work up.

  22. Great name!!!😍
    She is so sweet, she will be as she was always there!πŸ’•πŸ˜˜β€ Thank You Brad, blessings

  23. What a man, what a man, what a mighty good man!🎢 Thank You students!!!πŸ†πŸ˜˜ She is lovely, Sofia!

  24. You drove 15 hrs to help a squirrel!? YOU ARE MY HERO, SIR. ❀❀❀❀❀ Thank you for your compassion. We are long lost animal soul mates. πŸ˜ŒπŸ’›

  25. WOW 😲 Sooooooooooo happy πŸ˜ƒ to see all you guys again ! Definitely made my day πŸ₯³πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ NZ

  26. It's amazing how you can hold your squirrels. Our Sandy moves like grease lightning and bites even faster. Holding her would be like sticking your hand in a running blender and grabbing the blade. I love our little precious but if she is out and comes to you there better be a nut ready to go in her mouth!

  27. ~Looks She Could Use A Tad Bit More Of Leveling,
    EXCELLENT To Extend Yourself/One Of Mine Just
    Gotten Electrocuted On A Fenced In Power Source
    2My Building (I'll Ask The Landlord2ScreenThe Top ;(

  28. Sophia is a very feisty one which means she is a fighter. She will adjust well. She just needs time. I think Seymour has a crush on her.

  29. Very touching video. Bless you for rescuing this new babyπŸ™πŸŽ‡ So lovely to be seeing all the family again and the footage of you feeding Sophia is really beautiful, She looks quite at home and trusting of you alreadyπŸ’“πŸ’˜πŸ’–πŸ€— Hope her appointment went well todayπŸ™πŸ’— x x x

  30. I didnt' know squirrels could be handled like that , always figured them for biting and clawing if handled form the wild.
    Good to see she's in a safe place and i hope that would on her left cheek heals up eventually.
    Poor thing seems to be missing a lower tooth, and the remaining one is angled almost 45ΒΊ to the left, poor poor thing.
    I wish there was dental work for these rascals that needs it.

  31. so glad you can here to Indiana to rescue this precious squirrel! I love the apricot colors on her chest and belly😍. thank you for all you do for squirrels!πŸ‘

  32. Hi I’m a vet tech and mallaclusions are easy to manage you can cut the teeth with a dog nail clipper you can do it without at anesthesia someone has to hold and one to clip it is very easy wants your shown how

  33. What a lovely squirrel, she seems very calm and gentle for a wild squirrel. I hope she gets on with the other squirrels πŸ™‚

  34. hey Brad I loved seeing recent footage of Sabrina as she looks really healthy which I imagine is partly due to time passing giving her time to move beyond all of those treatments and surgeries she had to have and allowing nutrition to continue to help heal her further once you got rid of all the fungus etc

    what a testament to you and Dr Emerson!

    now Sophia gets to be taken care of

    how wonderful!!!!

    this video of Sophia before and after is excellent

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