Alabama: Man wanted on drug charges denies feeding meth to pet squirrel to keep it aggressive
In this June 2019 photo released by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, a squirrel is shown in a cage, in Ala. Alabama investigators say a man kept the caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive. (Limestone County Sheriff's Office via AP)
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) 06/19 — An Alabama man has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called “attack squirrel” that he calls a pet.Police are searching for Mickey Paulk on drug and other charges after claiming they found a caged squirrel during a search. Authorities tell news outlets the squirrel was given meth so it would be aggressive.
But WHNT-TV reports Paulk posted a video Tuesday denying he gave the drug to the animal. In the video, he says meth would be fatal to a squirrel.
Police say they freed the animal after searching a home and arresting a man. Paulk is shown in the video petting a squirrel he indicates is the same animal.
Paulk says the squirrel is mean and has bitten people but it’s not on drugs.
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