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Wisconsin squirrels are liberated from the ‘Gordian Knot’ of tails

Wildlife rehabbers with the Wisconsin Humane Society is working to untangle the tails of five young squirrels on Thursday, after they became “hopelessly entangled” in their nest.

(Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society)

Wildlife rehabilitators in Wisconsin on Thursday worked to untangle the tails of five young squirrels after they became “hopelessly entangled” in their nest.

The “Story of Five Tails’, such as the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) wildlife rehabilitation program called, began when someone saw the young gray squirrels, and a guide for help.

Their tails were entwined with “long-stemmed grasses and strips of plastic, their mother used as nest material,” the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center wrote on Facebook.

Rehabbers to numb the squirrels, and carefully worked to untangle the small tail — a puzzle of the human Society, jokingly described as a “Gordian Knot”, a reference to a challenge of Alexander the Great, according to the old traditions.

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“It was impossible to tell whose tail was whose, and we were increasingly worried, because all of them had a different degree of tissue damage to their tails caused by the circulatory disorder,” the post read.

After about 20 minutes, the squirrels’ tails have been elucidated.

(Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Wisconsin Humane Society)

Eventually, they were able to cut away “on the grass and plastic button with a scissors, be very careful to ensure that we are not snipping everyone stares at in the process,” in about 20 minutes time.

The WHS said on Friday the squirrels were “enthusiastic” and three of the five animals were “bushy tail,” while the other two seemed a little less fur. Rehabbers said they will continue to monitor the squirrels to make sure that their tails have sufficient blood flow to the skin.

Nicole Darrah cover breaking and trending news for FoxNews.com. Follow her on Twitter @nicoledarrah.

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