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Official Saves Endangered Northern Flying Squirrel From Hawk

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Lower Southampton Township officials have a new four-legged member, after a daring rescue.

Officials reportedly found a northern flying squirrel, which is an endangered species in Pennsylvania, in a parking lot as a hawk was hovering over it.

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The hawk dropped the squirrel and attempted to get it back when a Lower Southampton Township official intervened and scooped up the squirrel.

Officials have given the newly found squirrel the name Rocky.

The northern flying squirrel is a priority species in the state’s Wildlife Action Plan and it’s protected under the Game and Wildlife Code.

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