I'm not sure if I were a drug dealer I'd chose THIS pet to guard my supply.

There's a 35-year-old guy named Mickey Paulk in Ardmore, Alabama , and he lives with a 37-year-old guy named Ronnie Reynolds. And on Monday morning, the Limestone County Sheriff's Office got a warrant to search their apartment for drugs.

Limestone County Sheriff's Office

And they definitely found what they were looking for. They guys had meth, drug paraphernalia, ammunition, and body armor. But the strangest thing they found was . . . Mickey's ATTACK SQUIRREL.

Yes, he had a pet squirrel and apparently, he regularly gave the squirrel METH to keep it aggressive.

It's illegal to have a pet squirrel, although that's probably the least severe charge these guys are dealing with. They're facing a ton of charges for drug possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and weapons possession.

As for the squirrel, the Alabama Game and Fish Division told the deputies to release it into the wild, where I guess it'll deal with getting over its meth addiction on its own.

Limestone County Sheriff's Office

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