Meril Raj, a government veterinary doctor hailing from the Koodal Nagar area of Madurai district, has set an example of love for animals by giving up his motorcycle that houses a squirrel family.
The doctor had parked his bike in front of his house. He had also noticed a squirrel making frequent trips to the back seat. Later, he realised that the squirrel lived in his bike along with three pups.
This put Meril in a fix as he would have to destroy the nest if he wanted to use the vehicle. He decided to give up his bike and found a replacement vehicle to do daily chores. His bike thus turned a safe and secure place for the squirrels.
He said, “As we show humanity among humans, we should show humanity towards animals and birds too. Initially, I saw a squirrel often going inside the back seat of my bike. When I attempted to open my bike’s seat later, I found a nest prepared for the yet-to-be-born squirrels inside. Since we understood that they felt secure inside the bike than anywhere else, we left it untouched and started feeding and raising the squirrel pups."