A Belarusian army soldier named Pyotr Pankratau found a dying baby squirrel and saved its life. He did so by nursing it back to health using milk in a syringe. But what followed was even more amazing.
He named the squirrel Masik.
Isn’t Masik adorable? 🙂
When Pyotr ended up leaving the army, he brought his squirrel buddy along.
Pyotr became a taxi driver, and he had the perfect co-pilot lined up. 😉
“I took him with me everywhere. In the army, everywhere. So he got used to this. Masik has a standard route at home, too – eating, then sleeping, from the kitchen to either under the blanket or to the wardrobe. He likes to sleep with me, close to my neck. He is very independent. There are no better animals.”
“He ran away once, but I came up to the tree and he returned. Recently, I put him on a tree, and he was totally frightened and trembled all over.”
But Pyotr doesn’t always tell his passengers that there’s a squirrel in the car. “I don’t show him to everyone. I mean, what’s the point? Why disturbing him all the time? I show him to kids. However, I watch him constantly.”
But boy does Masik enjoy playing with the children!
…And tagging along for the rides!
If you’re ever in a taxi in Minsk, keep an eye out for the squirrel! 🙂
What a shocker it’d be to get in a taxi and see this little fella. What an amazing thing they have going here!