Dog walker finds cute two-week-old baby squirrel in Harold Hill park

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:15 18 October 2018

Peter Dorsam from Harold Hill was walking three of his dogs in Dagnam Park when he discovered an adorable baby squirrel. Picture: Peter Dorsam

Peter Dorsam from Harold Hill was walking three of his dogs in Dagnam Park when he discovered an adorable baby squirrel. Picture: Peter Dorsam


This is the moment a dog walker found a two-week-old squirrel curled up on the ground in a Harold Hill park.

Peter Dorsam, 53, from Harold Hill, was walking three of his dogs in Dagnam Park when he saw the baby animal.

He said: “At first I thought it was a glove scrunched up into a ball.

“I nudged it with my foot and it didn’t move and when I saw flies going around it, I thought if was an animal it was probably dead.

“I nudged it again and it kind of opened up so I knew it was still alive.

“I don’t know much about squirrels but it looked very young and didn’t think it was safe to leave it out there so I put it in my pocket.”

Peter, a member of Friends of Dagnam Park, took the tiny squirrel home with him and fed it some warm chestnuts.

The next day, he took it to the South Essex Wildlife Hospital in Grays where the staff are now looking after it.

Peter says Friends of Dagnam Park are always looking for donations so if you wish to donate or find out more information, visit

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