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Squirrel Goes Nuts After Ingesting Meth

Investigators say a man kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive.

The News Courier reports authorities are seeking 35-year-old Mickey Paulk on multiple charges including possession of a controlled substance.

Law enforcement was warned of the animal prior to executing a search warrant of the Athens home Monday.

Man Fed Meth To Caged 'Attack Squirrel'. Image: Limestone County Sheriff’s Office
Man Fed Meth To Caged 'Attack Squirrel'. Image: Limestone County Sheriff’s Office

It's illegal in Alabama to have a pet squirrel.

Officials from the state's Department of Conservation recommended releasing the animal, which deputies did successfully.

A spokesman for the Limestone County Sherriff's Office says there was no safe way to test the squirrel for meth.

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