This Squirrel Was Rescued From Hurricane Isaac And Now She Can’t Sleep Without Her Teddy Bear

Jill is an adorable 7-year-old rescue squirrel who has quite a story to share with the world. Back in 2012, Jill nearly perished when Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana. The massive storm knocked her right out of her nest.

Lucky for her, she was rescued by some kind-hearted people who took her in and cared for her while the hurricane roared all around. The humans expected to release her back into the wild when the weather calmed down, but Jill ended up loving domesticated life so much she became a permanent member of the family.

Flash forward to today and Jill has her own Instagram account – This Girl Is A Squirrel – with over 700,000 followers.

This is Jill…


Her profile describes her as a “vegetarian, parkour expert whose only fear is the vacuum. But, she loves every Starbucks napkin she meets.”

To make matters even more adorable, Jill has a miniature stuffed teddy bear that she can’t live without and it’s just about the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. She insists on holding her bear tight right before bedtime each night.


Jill is potty-trained and loves posing for the camera. She is also a big fashionista who is regularly seen wearing the latest styles right from the runway.


The sweet and popular squirrel is clearly loved by her family – just look at her lavish lifestyle.

They celebrate all of her birthdays, but no matter if it’s her birthday or not, she gets to enjoy lots of delicious snacks. She especially enjoys avocados.

Jill may go on more vacations than the average person. “Jill has come with me on vacation ever since I began caring for her — before she was even a year old. She is a pro at long drives,” her owner says.

According to her owner, she never turns down the opportunity to go to the beach. Did you know squirrels are naturally good swimmers? Although, if given the chance, most of them will avoid going in the water.


Despite her sophisticated lifestyle and celebrity status, she’s still a kid at heart when it comes time for bed each night.


Jill relies on snuggles from her miniature stuffed teddy bear to go to sleep. Just look at her clutching the little stuffed toy between her tiny hands!


One of Jill’s favorite things to do is nap – and that makes sense considering the average squirrel spends 60% of its life sleeping, totaling around 15 hours a day of snooze time.


Jill stays busy during her waking hours, when she’s not being pampered she works on her blog This Girl Is A Squirrel. Her blog is regularly updated and always entertaining.


She also stays busy making videos for her YouTube channel.  Her videos include all kinds of adorable moments from her life, including her eating carrots and taking a nap – she’s cute even when she’s not trying.


Jill loves her owner so much she treats her like another squirrel, taking the time to groom her.

“Jill’s teeth are gently scraping the surface of my skin. Grooming does not hurt one bit. A few times she got carried away and bit down with a bit too much force. But, not hard enough to break the skin and not out of anger,” her owner writes on Instagram.

Jill turned 7 in October and enjoyed celebrating her birthday all month long.

She was once a wild squirrel and she still has some of her wild tendencies… like her ability to jump.

Did you know that squirrels can jump vertically five feet and that they can leap between objects that are over ten feet apart? If humans could jump the equivalent to this, we would be literal superheroes capable of jumping on top of a five-story building.

Stay updated on Jill’s exciting life by following her on Instagram.