Baby squirrel on finger

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

Meet Rob, the baby palm squirrel

British photographer and film producer Paul Williams was on assignment in Sri Lanka on Sept. 10 when he came across a baby palm squirrel that had fallen out of its nest.

After placing the little guy out of harm's way in hopes that the mother would find him, Williams went about his own business while keeping a watchful eye. When the mother didn't come back, he took matters into his own hands by feeding and caring for the baby, who he dubbed "Rob."

"I'd guess that he's about a month old and will be opening his eyes soon," Williams said. "He might get a shock to look up and see that I'm not a giant squirrel mum!"

Since adopting Rob, the two have been spending quite a lot of time together — the tiny rodent enjoys sleeping in shirt pockets, snoozing on camera equipment and climbing humans like trees.

Be sure to check out William's Flickr page, where you can view more photos of Rob the baby palm squirrel as well as the photographer's other work.

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Baby squirrel feeding

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

Nursing the rodent back to health

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Baby squirrel in a shirt pocket

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

Shirt pocket: The perfect makeshift nest?

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Baby squirrel sleeping in a hand

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

Snug as a bug

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Baby squirrel in coffee cup

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

"Waiter! There's a squirrel in my tea"

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Baby squirrel opens eyes

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

Rob opens his eyes!

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Baby squirrel climbing on shirt

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

Learning how to be a squirrel

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Baby squirrel on camera

Photo: Paul Williams/Flickr

The cutest little photographer's assistant in all of Sri Lanka

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Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.