When Outliers alerted you recently to the latest squirrel dangers (and fundraising opportunities) (Nov. 28), we had no idea it was only the beginning of squirrel-centric hospital news.
Outliers: And the squirrel news just keeps on coming
The latest comes from New Jersey, where a flying squirrel caused some havoc. In fact, firefighters were needed stat after a flying squirrel went nuts in a hospital's emergency room.
The squirrel kept launching itself from an 8-foot-high wall-mounted lamp into a glass wall after becoming trapped recently in a trauma room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway.
Fire Department spokesman Capt. Ted Padavano told the Star-Ledger of Newark it would climb up on a light and would jump off and glide.
A pair of firefighters threw a blanket over the squirrel and released it into a wooded area outside the hospital.
Padavano believes there may be a nest in the building because it was the second time in two weeks that a flying squirrel got into the ER.
Outliers can only wonder if one of them is named Rocky.
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