A purple squirrel was found by a couple in Pennsylvania. Jersey Shore residents Percy and Connie Emert found the purple squirrel in a humane animal trap they had set in their backyard to catch the pesky critters. Percy would later release the squirrels far from the house so they wouldn’t return to the property and get into the birdfeeders.
Emert said she had spotted a purple squirrel on her property but no one believed her.
“I kept telling my husband I saw a purple one out in the yard. ‘Oh sure you did’ he kept telling me,” said Emert. “Well, he checked the trap around noon on Sunday and sure enough, there it was.”
No one knows exactly why the squirrel is purple.
“We have no idea whatsoever. It’s really purple. People think we dyed it, but honestly, we just found it and it was purple.”
Some people think it could be from all the bromide laced frack water it’s been drinking.
After keeping the squirrel around for a few days so neighbors could take a look at the strange creature, Percy Elmert released the squirrel back into the wild Tuesday night.