It turns out a little girl from the village brought her pet squirrel with her when she came to get water. He got scared by a dog and raced up into a tree. Luckily, the little girl's uncle works here at the school and recognized the little guy. He was returned to his owner....after we all took a turn cuddling him!
OK, I guess this is where I offer my sincere apologies for the merciless teasing I hurled at Mom (a.k.a. Crazy Squirrel Lady). You were right...he's not just a little rat with a fluffy tail...and I promise to stop trying to target the squirrels as roadkill. Happy? I'm now as nuts as you are!