Man tries reviving squirrel with chest compressions after unfortunate vehicle encounter

Man tries reviving squirrel with chest compressions after unfortunate vehicle encounter
CBS 4/Police body-cam video

[Ed. – CBS’s local affiliate in Minneapolis calls it CPR, but of course there has to be an oxygenating pulmonary aspect to that.  We’ll stick with “chest compressions” so as not to bring you any fake news.  The good news? Stick around to the end of the short video clip at the link.  Note that this has a happier ending than some of our squirrel stories.]

Police say the officers were on routine patrol on Sept. 25 when they saw a young man bent down near the curb on the 6500 block of Hampshire Avenue. They stopped and got out of their squad car.

As they approached, the officers saw the young man, identified in the video as “good Samaritan,” touching a belly-up squirrel with a gloved hand, pressing a finger on its chest.

“Is he giving it CPR?” one of the officers says before answering his own question. “I think it is.”

The young man told the officers that he was helping the squirrel because he believed he hit it with his car, despite attempting to swerve out of the way.

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