A Squirrel...in La Brea Tar Pits?
In September, CWC received a goo-covered squirrel , freshly plucked from the La Brea Tar Pits, the famous tomb of prehistoric animals.
The young female fox squirrel was rescued by staffers at the nearby Los Angeles County Museum of Art who saw her struggling in the pool of tar. She went under, managed to pop back to the surface and then was lifted out with a stick.
Once at CWC, hospital technicians attacked the black goop that coated the unrecognizable animal from head to claw tip. Their 90 minutes of scrubbing, first with mineral oil and then with a mixture of Dawn dish detergent and water, was recorded on this video.