No Cruelty Suspected in Squirrel Entanglement

Liberty police said Monday they believe the five squirrels found tied together by their tails likely did so themselves.

Liberty police chief Richard Tisone said in a statement Monday police are no longer investigating the case as animal cruelty.

Tisone said after speaking with an employee at Birds In Flight animal shelter in Howland, they determined baby squirrels frequently entangle their tails while nesting.

At about 8:30 a.m. Sunday a Shannon Road resident reported he found the group of squirrels under his car, with their tails entangled.

Police responded to the area and untangled the tails.

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