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Not content to target only dogs or people, police are now attacking squirrels. If it were rabid then pepper spray will do nothing more than confuse it further. But that was what this officer in the video at the link thought was an appropriate use of force.

A parent contacted CBS 11 News about this incident, saying that the officer and the school’s principal both took part in “causing injury to a baby squirrel, who posed no harm to the students, by kicking and spraying it with mace.”
And after animal control officers were able to clean off the chemicals used to torture it the squirrel was returned to the wild.

Update: The squirrel is alive.  School administrators called Mesquite Animal Control, and a technician picked it up and cleaned the pepper spray off of it before returning it to the wild.
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Squirrels Are Cute--Right, Squirrels Are Smart--Wrong

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