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Man accused of keeping caged ‘attack squirrel in his drug den’

Man is accused of keeping caged ‘attack squirrel in his drug den’ and feeding it meth to keep it aggressive

  • Ronnie Reynolds, 37, was arrested during the search in the 21000-block of Piney Chapel Road at 8:30am Monday, in Limestone County
  • The property’s occupant and target of the raid, 35-year-old Mickey Paulk, remains at large, police have said
  • The property was stormed after cops reportedly received an anonymous tip about a drug-fueled squirrel being held in a cage for protection purposes
  • Game and Fish confirmed that it’s illegal to have a pet squirrel and recommended its immediate release, which officers successfully executed
  • Officials say there were unable, however, to test the squirrel for meth consumption citing safety concerns 

A man in Alabama has been arrested and another is on the run following a police raid where officers say they found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a caged ‘attack squirrel’ who had allegedly been fed meth to keep it aggressive, authorities revealed.

Ronnie Reynolds, 37, was arrested during the search in the 21000-block of Piney Chapel Road at 8:30am Monday, in Limestone County. The target of the raid, Mickey Paulk, 35, remains at large.

The property was stormed after cops reportedly received an anonymous tip that Paulk had been keeping a drug-fueled squirrel in a cage for protection purposes.

The property was stormed after cops reportedly received an anonymous tip that Mickey Paulk (above) had been keeping the drug-fueled squirrel in a cage for protection purposes

The creature was said to be an ‘attack squirrel’ who had allegedly been fed meth to stay aggressive, authorities revealed

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

The creature was said to be an ‘attack squirrel’ who had allegedly been fed meth to stay aggressive, authorities revealed. Ronnie Reynolds (right), 37, was arrested during the search in the 21000-block of Piney Chapel Road at 8:30am Monday

Animal control officials were summoned to the scene shortly afterwards and called on the Alabama Game and Fish Division of the Department of Conservation for help, FOX8 reported.

Game and Fish confirmed that it’s illegal to have a pet squirrel and recommended its immediate release, which officers successfully executed.

Officials say there were unable, however, to test the squirrel for meth consumption citing safety concerns.

Other drugs, body armor and ammunition were also recovered by officers in the home.

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.

Meanwhile, Reynolds was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and loitering at a known drug house.

He was taken to the Limestone County Jail and released after successfully meeting his $4,000 bail requirement.

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