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Can a cat teach a squirrel to purr? Don't get too excited.

This video shows a very cute mama cat who is nursing an orphaned squirrel:

The story received over six million hits on Youtube, and there are lots of reasons we may find it irresistible: the cuteness of the animals involved; the “surprise” of a cat taking care of what would normally be potential prey – a baby squirrel; and the exotic-ness of raising a wild animal.

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