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Cops seek Alabama man who fed meth to 'attack squirrel'

Alabama 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 this week.

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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The animal, which was kept caged in Mickey Paulk’s apartment, has since been freed on the advice of conservation staff. Source: Associated Press