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VIRAL: Baby squirrel wears cast for broken ankle

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Image courtesy City Wildlife Image courtesy City Wildlife
City Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center in Washington D.C. released a picture of one of their patients that went viral this week.

The photo captured a baby squirrel sporting a bright red cast. According to the City Wildlife Twitter account, the baby squirrel fell about 75 feet from her nest into a sidewalk.

The squirrel broke an ankle. Somebody brought the animal to the center and the squirrel got into its red cast in no time. The center specializes on rescuing and rehabilitating the urban wildlife. It was founded in D.C. in 2008.

The center's tweet promises that the tiny patient will heal quickly and be back on the trees in no time.  

The photo was picked up by multiple media outlets in the U.S. and around the world.

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