Meet Joey, the pet squirrel of a Meridian, Idaho man. Adam Pearl adopted the squirrel, and while the friendship is mutual, the squirrel went above and beyond by protecting Pearl’s residence from a burglar.
Adam Pearl walked into his Meridian home Tuesday and realized something didn’t seem right.
“I came in the front door and I saw snow prints out in the front driveway going to the back of the house, so I thought something was awry because no one usually goes through the yard,” said Pearl.
Pearl was immediately greeted by his pet squirrel Joey when he got home, but the he started noticing a few doors that would normally be closed were open.
Among the open doors, the burglar tried to open Pearl’s gun safe.
Officer Turner went on her way, only to return a few hours later with some of his stolen belongings and some unbelievable news.
“She said while she was questioning the individual he had scratches on his hands so she asked him ‘did you get that from the squirrel’ and he says yeah, damn thing kept attacking me and wouldn’t stop until I left,” said Pearl.
Now Joey is being hailed a hero.
Now I’ve never heard of someone keeping a squirrel as a pet, but it’s Idaho, so who knows? If nothing else, Pearl adopted the perfect pet. Loyal, loving, and bloodthirsty.