One furry fiend in north Alabama is giving a new meaning to the term “squirrelly.”
WAFF reported that Limestone County narcotics investigators on Monday arrested one man and are still looking for another after they executed a search warrant that yielded meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor and an “attack squirrel.”
Prior to executing the warrant, investigators had been informed that Mickey Paulk, 35, kept the squirrel inside his apartment as a pet, allegedly feeding the squirrel meth to keep it aggressive.
Paulk — wanted for possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia — has not yet been apprehended.
When law enforcement officers served the warrant on Monday, they reportedly found the squirrel inside a cage.
An Animal Control officer arrived soon thereafter and contacted the Alabama Game and Fish Division of the Department of Conservation.
Game and Fish officers subsequently confirmed that it is illegal to have a pet squirrel in the Yellowhammer State and recommended releasing the squirrel, which Limestone County deputies have since done.
WOW. One arrested, one sought by @LimestoneCoSO accused of keeping an “attack squirrel” inside apt, feeding it meth to keep it aggressive.
The squirrel was inside a cage, and released by deputies.
— Lindsey Connell WAFF (@Lindseyreporter) June 18, 2019
Watch the video report here.
Anyone with information about Paulk’s whereabouts is urged to call the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office at 256-232-0111.
Sean Ross is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn