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Cute baby squirrel wears tiny purple cast

March 8, 2012 at 12:10 PM ET

Did you love the story of the mysteriously purple squirrel? Check out this one, about a teeny-weeny baby squirrel wearing a teeny-weeny purple cast.

Tim Goode / Solent News & Photo Agency
UK: This cute little fighter suffered bruising to her leg and was separated from her mother when she fell from a tree - and she is not even three weeks old. The grey squirrel, called Violet, endured the ordeal when the branch her dray was laying on was cut down. Fortunately, the couple cutting down the tree spotted Violet and immediately phoned the Wildlife Aid Foundation for advice on what to do. The foundation, based in Leatherhead, Surrey, took her in and have been feeding her a special milk formula, similar to that her mother would have provided. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS. Pictured: The baby squirrel with a bandage on it's leg at Wildlife Aid, Leatherhead, Surrey. Pic: Tim Goode/Solentnews.biz © Solent News & Photo Agency

According to Solent News and Photo Agency, this 3-week-old gray squirrel suffered bruising to her leg and was separated from her mother when she fell from a tree last week. The squirrel, named Violet, endured the ordeal when the branch that held her nest was cut down.

Fortunately, the couple cutting down the tree spotted Violet and immediately phoned the Wildlife Aid Foundation for advice on what to do. The foundation, based in the English town of Leatherhead, took Violet in and have been feeding her a special milk formula, similar to what her mother would have provided.

TODAY.com multimedia producer Mish Whalen hopes the little guy recuperates in a teeny-weeny animal hospital.

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