Fearing the squirrels, evidently siblings from the same litter, wouldn't survive long in that state, Luttman called the Nebraska Humane Society (NHS) for assistance. Fortunately, since the animals' mobility was so encumbered, they remained within reach until help arrived.
"Our responding animal control officer was able to safely gather them and bring them into NHS," a spokesperson told The Dodo.
Afterward, the six squirrels were transferred to Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. The group's director, Laura Stastny, then spent the next hour or so carefully untangling the siblings, sparing them the inevitably grim fate that awaited them had they been left to try to survive knotted together.