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Powell first moved the injured animal off the walking path, but that wasn't enough for mama squirrel.
"I noticed that they were following me the whole time. The baby was struggling to walk and the mom kept on going ahead then coming back," Powell told CBS News.
She fed the animals some of her sandwich and the animals tried to get into a nearby tree, but the baby was still having trouble. Powell then decided to call in some backup.
First, she contacted a friend, then the local Humane Society, and eventually the Pulaski Police Department, who came to help.
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The department posted the video of part of the encounter on Facebook.
Both squirrels were returned to their tree with the help of Powell and her friend, WSLS reported.