Ala. man charged with possession of 'attack squirrel'

The man is accused of feeding methamphetamine to what authorities called an "attack squirrel"


Associated Press

ATHENS, Ala. — An Alabama man accused of feeding methamphetamine to what authorities called an "attack squirrel" is being charged with a state wildlife offense.

Court records show 35-year-old Mickey Joel Paulk is now charged with illegal possession of wildlife.

In this June 2019 file photo released by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, a squirrel is shown in a cage, in Ala. (Limestone County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
In this June 2019 file photo released by the Limestone County Sheriff's Office, a squirrel is shown in a cage, in Ala. (Limestone County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Paulk hasn't denied having a pet squirrel, which is illegal under state law. But he has denied police allegations that he fed meth to the squirrel to make it aggressive.

Officers encountered the animal during a raid at an apartment. Paulk later told The Associated Press he had the squirrel since it was a baby and would never give it drugs.

Limestone County sheriff's officers arrested Paulk last week following a chase in which he allegedly rammed an investigator's vehicle. He faces illegal gun possession and other charges.

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