Miss Peregrine's Squirrel Is Stuck in a Deadly Time-Loop

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children looks like it’s a pretty dangerous place for squirrels or at least one baby squirrel, who takes a deadly tumble from a tree day after day (after day).

See, Miss Peregrine’s orphanage is suspended in a time-loop of her own design in order to keep the children safe from detection and persecution. Due to the loop, Miss Peregrine and all of her charges live in the same day repeated over and over again, which means that a baby squirrel who fell from the tree once is doomed to repeat it for eternity, Groundhog Day-style.

It’s not a death sentence for falling wildlife, though — as long as the floaty Emma is there to catch the squirrel, it’s more of a daily squirrel-saving date.

In a new clip from the film, Emma enlists Jake’s help to return the fallen squirrel she caught back to its nest in the tree. She swiftly ties a rope around her waist so that she can use her serious floating abilities to return the squirrel safely … until “tomorrow,” at least.

Manipulating the timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly ways of the universe is always a complicated endeavor, and it’s a good bet that Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is going to bring us much more than falling squirrels when it comes to its bizarre time loop. We can’t help but wonder what else happens every single day at Miss Peregrine’s? What else must Emma do? And what happens if Jake were to drop the tether?

There are a lot of peculiar questions with what we can only imagine are equally peculiar answers. Perhaps we’ll learn more when Miss Peregrine hits theaters on September 30.

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