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Loyal squirrel guards his rescuer's cash register

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This squirrel is ferociously guarding its owner's cash box

Memocan

Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey

(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) JEWELLER AND BUSINESS OWNER, MEHMET YUKSEL, SAYING:"Memocan immediately steps in when a stranger attempts to take the money and gold in our cash register and attacks. At first, I thought this was a coincidence but when I took a closer look, I realized that it is not the case. This tiny animal has strong feelings. He cannot speak but he has a gut feeling."

Yuksel rescued the squirrel when he was orphaned

Memocan soon found his place in the shop

(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) JEWELLER AND BUSINESS OWNER, MEHMET YUKSEL, SAYING:

"He feels that money is important and valuable. I saw this. I move him away from the cash register because the workers cannot use the cash register. He intervenes and he even made their fingers bleed."

Memocan will be returned to the wild after recovering from a paw injury

(SOUNDBITE) (Turkish) JEWELLER AND BUSINESS OWNER, MEHMET YUKSEL, SAYING:"Of course, once his injury recovers, Memocan will return to nature. He belongs there. Let's put it that way."

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