Man Finds Baby Squirrel in Bag of Mulch

When I was a kid, I always tried to persuade my mom to buy me the sugary cereal, but it was not just because it usually tasted delicious. It was because it came with a bonus: a prize at the bottom. Today's story is a bit like that, but in an adult version and way more exciting.

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A man in Florida opened a new bag of mulch and, to his surprise, he found a baby squirrel inside. On Reddit, he is known only by his handle, "Nadtacular," but now the world is starting to know him because of his compassion. The baby squirrel was alive when he found it, and he decided to care for it and document its development.

Nadtacular posted images of the baby squirrel, which he named "Zip," on Reddit. The first image was from when he discovered Zip; the subsequent images follow Zip's growth from hairless baby to a fun-loving 5-week-old. So far, Zip's pictures have been viewed more than 215,000 times on Reddit.

People on Reddit are asking Nadtacular to continue posting pictures so they can watch little Zip grow up. Other people are asking Nadtacular about Zip's journey. One post reads, "I want to know how it ended up in the bag. And how it survived till you found it."

There is no definitive answer to how baby Zip found its way into the bag of mulch, but it's safe to say Zip appears to be enjoying his new home.

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