Baby squirrels in the US state of Wisconsin have been freed after their tails became dangerously tangled together.
They were handed in at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre which worked to save the lives of the five young grey squirrels.
They became entangled with grass and plastic strips their mother used to build a nest.
The squirrels were cut free with scissors while under anaesthetic.
"You can imagine how wiggly and unruly this frightened, distressed ball of squirrely energy was, so our first step was to anaesthetise all five of them at the same time," the centre told the BBC.
Then they began unravelling the "Gordon Knot".
"It was impossible to tell whose tail was whose, and we were increasingly concerned because all of them had suffered from varying degrees of tissue damage to their tails caused by circulatory impairment.
"The creatures will soon be free to resume a tangle-free life in the wild," the centre said.