Drugged 'attack squirrel' seized in north Alabama drug raid

Alabama man accused of feeding meth to ‘attack squirrel

Alabama man accused of feeding meth to ‘attack squirrel

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.

As a result, investigators issued a warrant for the arrest of Paulk - who is said to occupy the property - on charges of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Ronnie Reynolds, 37, was arrested during the search in the 21000-block of Piney Chapel Road at 8:30am Monday, in Limestone County.

An Alabama man allegedly kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment, feeding it methamphetamine to ensure that it stayed aggressive.

Mickey Paulk, 35, fed the animal the prohibited drug inside his Athens home in Alabama, according to local police who raided the home on Monday (local time). A squirrel was in a cage when they arrived, al.com reports.

"The squirrel was released into a wooded area on the advice of Game and Fish wardens".

One lawyer in Limestone County, where the squirrel was rescued by sheriff's deputies, even used the story as a joke for recruiting clients.

A spokesman for the Limestone County Sheriff's Office said there was no way the animal could have been tested for meth before being released back into the wild.

Animal Control officials were called to the apartment, and they, in turn, contacted officials with the Alabama Game and Fish Division of the Department of Conservation. Limestone County officials said deputies seized methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and body armor they found in the apartment.

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