Alabama police have finally apprehended Mickey Paulk, the man accused of feeding methamphetamines to a pet squirrel to create a vicious “attack squirrel.” Paulk denies the allegation and complained that his pet squirrel would likely die after being released into the wild. After all, he noted, if the squirrel were a meth addict, the release was a cruel act: “So they let a meth addicted attack squirrel go on the public. how you like that people?”
The Limestone Sheriff’s warrant stated “Prior to the search warrant, investigators were informed that Mickey Paulk kept an ‘attack squirrel’ inside his apartment, and that Paulk fed the squirrel meth to keep it aggressive, A search warrant on the home “yielded meth, drug paraphernalia, body armor and a squirrel.” It also yielded a man named Ronnie Reynolds who was arrested and reportedly was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering at a known drug house.
Police looked for Paulk, 35, for two weeks and found him in a hotel. He attempted to flee on a stolen motorcycle and then crashed into a police vehicle. He was charged with receiving stolen property, attempting to elude, criminal mischief and felon in possession of a pistol, as well as possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Now back to the squirrel: The Alabama Game and Fish Division confirmed to the police that owning a pet squirrel was illegal. But was it a meth addict, attack squirrel?
Police insist that a confidential source told them of the meth squirrel. Paulk said on social media that he did not feed the squirrel meth. In a June 18th video, Paulk referred to the squirrel as a “mean motherf*cker” but did not say that he was feeding it meth. The police did not test the squirrel for meth before letting it go after consulting with wildlife officials. Paulk denounced that as virtual murder: “He does not know how to live in the wild. So all they really did was try to kill him.” He appealed to all of the “animal lovers out there” to listen to his side of the story.