Each morning, Crystal Hurta is on a strict time schedule.
As a counselor at a junior high school in Texas, she always tries to be early so she can get right to work helping students when they come in for the day. But there’s also a part of her morning routine that involves someone a bit more furry: the local squirrels.
“My office window points out to this huge tree and we have a ton of squirrels,” Hurta said. “Several years ago I saw them all out there and noticed that one squirrel in particular was missing a front paw. I wanted to make sure she was getting enough to eat, so I started throwing a little bit of corn out there every day.”