Local News watch: Bullet-proof squirrel teams up with bomb-proof parasite
ABC WGNO – “God bless Louisiana” – reports on a remarkable rodent: ”
Bulletproof Squirrel Proves to be Quite a Survivor
Tyler Wing reports:
A squirrel on the North Shore of Louisiana is alive and still gathering nuts after apparently taking a bullet. “How is he alive? How did that bullet get there?” wonders scenic and wildlife photographer Christine Regusa, who discovered the bulletproof squirrel in her Covington backyard.
“I was on the bench over there. Squirrel was right by the tree. Didn’t even look at the picture after I took it until the next night. Then I realized, oh, no! It’s a bullet!”
Says Dr. Rose Lemarie at Southeast Veterinary Specialists.
“Clearly the squirrel has been shot.”
Thsi leads to the follow-up shocker:
WGNO Viewers Offer Other Explanation For Bulletproof Squirrel
Some of our viewers also let us know that the lump could be from a worm parasite instead.
For now, there’s no word of any plans to trap the squirrel and find out for sure.
A local news mystery endures…