Needless to say the little guy didn’t make it. The tourists are described as two French-speaking men, wearing only cowboy hats and boxer shorts. The stunt was obviously intended to be funny, but provoked outrage from onlookers, who were as surprised at the men’s actions as was the hapless squirrel, who was friendly and accustomed to humans.
Last month Mountain City police got a call from the local Dollar General about a squirrel in the store. An employee had tried several times to get the disruptive animal out of the store and was seeking help from animal control. The animal control officer was out, so police dispatched a police officer instead — mistake.