Man helps to free tangled 'squirrel king
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Andrew Day had been visiting family when he encountered four squirrels with their tails tied together.

The peculiar predicament, which has been dubbed 'squirrel king' after a similar phenomenon that sometimes causes rats to end up tied together by their tails, was discovered on Sunday in Maine.

Eager to help the animals, Day tried calling up Bangor Animal Control and a local game warden however, as it was the weekend, nobody was able to attend the scene for at least an hour.

Taking matters in to his own hands, he placed a cardboard box over the top of the squirrels and then slowly worked their tails free until all four of them had been released.

"It was like a giant dreadlock," he told a local newspaper.

"Intertwined with it was straw and twigs and there was some plastic.