Students help save squirrel by Amber Skjonsberg Gayville resident Mrs. Heier rescued a baby squirrel by her home. The squirrel's home was cut down and unfortunately, the mother was killed, but no other squirrels were found.
Mrs. Heier decided to take the baby squirrel to the Wakonda School where her granddaughter Shelby Jensen attends first grade.
They believe that the baby is only about four weeks old, considering his eyes aren't open. Because of its young age Mrs. Heier has to feed him every four hours. The first-grade class was taught how to feed and take care of the young squirrel.
By bringing in the squirrel Mrs. Heier is teaching the children responsibility and love for animals. She is also visiting other classes to share this experience.