Nebraska wildlife officials on Monday untangled six squirrels that somehow got their tails in a knot in what is being described as a "crazy phenomenon."
Craig Luttman called the Nebraska Humane Society after he spotted the 8-week-old squirrels on a tree outside of his Elkhorn home, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
The Nebraska Humane Society turned the squirrels over to Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.
The squirrels became tangled from sticky tree sap and could have starved or been eaten by predators if not separated, the paper reported.
Although the six babies were doing fine, some parts of their tails were damaged while stuck together and will require surgery, the paper reported.