We are often told not to meddle with wildlife, coming into contact with humans can often turn fatal for an animal. Their mother or group can reject them once they have been touched by people. For this reason, it’s very easy to walk past a small critter and simply ignore it.
There are circumstances, however, when a person just knows that if they keep walking, the small, vulnerable animal may not have much of a chance for survival. Jeff Longo had that predicament when he went for a stroll one day.
He had no idea what type of animal the small and grey creature was. Jeff just knew he couldn’t walk away. With a lot of patience and TLC, the small critter opened its eyes and was a strong healthy fur ball within three months of its rescue. Who knew a bearded guy could become a surrogate mom.
Jeff Longo knew he couldn’t leave the tiny creature on its own.
The newborn was by itself on the side of the road on a extremely hot day in St. Petersburg, Florida. It seemed the tiny animal got separated from her family.
Longo took to Reddit to ask for advice how to nurse the tiny animal back to health.
Jeff was mostly told to forget about it as he had no previous experience rehabilitating an animal, let alone one so tiny.