Animal Lovers Are Trying To Help This Bald Squirrel Stay Warm This Winter
Squirrels are known for their ability to stay bundled up and cozy all winter - but this little guy who lives in a park in Dunstable, England, doesn't have any fur to help keep him warm.
Concerned animal lovers are now trying to track him down to help him survive the coming cold weather. In a post on a community message board for the town, which is 30 miles north of London, worried locals reported seeing him around the park.
The nearby Bedfordshire Wildlife Rescue was notified about the bald squirrel and went out looking for him, to no avail.
"We haven't even been able to see him yet, despite looking six times now," a representative for the wildlife rescue told The Dodo. "Until we are actually able to see him, we can't formulate any plan I'm afraid."
Locals are hoping that the squirrel will get the help he needs to stay warm this winter, especially since temperatures are expected to drop to 30 degrees Fahrenheit later this week, potentially putting his life in danger.
Baldness in squirrels can be caused by mange - but sometimes, as in the case of Smoothie, a hairless squirrel who was rescued by a wildlife rehab back in 2008, it's a mystery. As for this bald squirrel, until the wildlife rescue is able to see him in person, "We just have no idea what's wrong with him," a representative said.