'Attack Squirrel' Awaited Deputies

Suspect reportedly fed the animal meth
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 18, 2019 5:17 PM CDT
Deputies Encounter ‘Attack Squirrel’ During Bust
Limestone County sheriff's deputies said they found this squirrel in a cage at an apartment where they carried out a drug raid Monday.   (Limestone County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Sheriff's deputies say they rescued an "attack squirrel" during a raid Monday in Alabama. Investigators said they were told before the raid that the man they were looking for kept a squirrel in his apartment and fed it meth "to keep it aggressive." A squirrel was in a cage when they arrived, al.com reports. The suspect was not there, though another man was arrested on drug charges. Limestone County officials said deputies seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and body armor they found in the apartment.

At the suggestion of state conservation officials, deputies set the squirrel free in a nearby wooded area. The sheriff's office said, "There was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth." (Read more squirrel stories.)

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