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Electrocuted squirrel brought back to life


Video of a police officer in Udon Thani successfully performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on an electrocuted albino squirrel went viral on Wednesday.

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The clip, posted on Kumphawapi Police Station's Facebook page, shows Pol Sub-Lt Yongyut Thitanon using a small stick to massage the chest of the lifeless squirrel as he holds its tail. After about 30 seconds, the squirrel regains consciousness and Yongyut flips the creature onto its feet to help it recover.

Netizens praised the police officer's ingenuity in saving the small creature’s life.

Photo Credit: Kumphawapi Police Station

Yongyut explained that albino squirrels climb electric wires to eat bananas and other fruits at a residence near the police station every morning.

Photo Credit: Kumphawapi Police Station

He said he had also successfully used CPR to revive an electrocuted monkey.

"I decided to use a small stick to perform CPR because the squirrel may have bitten my fingers when it woke up," he said.

Photo Credit: Kumphawapi Police Station

Published : March 17, 2021

By : The Nation