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Purple Squirrel Found in Pennsylvania: Wonderful or Worrisome?

SodaHead Fun 2012/02/10 21:24:21
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What would you do if you ever came across a purple squirrel? That may have been a hypothetical question a week ago, but now it's a whole different ball game. Because one couple in central Pennsylvania spotted a purple squirrel in their yard -- and they have pictures to prove it.

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Percy and Connie Emert keep traps in their yard to keep squirrels away from their bird feeders and one day, the couple saw the colorful squirrel. "I thought, 'Nobody's going to believe me," Percy told the Christian Science Monitor.

Since then, a state game warden has come by to the Emert home and taken leftover samples of the squirrel's fir to test. And one curator at the Pittsburgh Zoo says he thinks it may be a gray squirrel with a tint of purple. "... it looked to me like this animal had come in contact with something with its fur and dyed its fur," Henry Kacprzyk said after looking at the picture of the squirrel on his phone.

Whatever the purple squirrel's story is, it's definitely a unique one. Do you think the fact that there's a purple squirrel out there is wonderful -- or worrisome?

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  • brennan 2012/02/11 19:06:36 (edited)
    Wonderful
    brennan
    +33
    Its great now Barney might make a friend his own color instead of children!!Also what color would it turn if you choke it?

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  • gazerukii 2012/06/16 01:15:09 (edited)
    Wonderful
    gazerukii
    is pretty amazing, and worrisome it looks like it just got hair dye on it or someone did something to the poor squirrel :o but is very unique
  • FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK 2012/04/02 13:17:51
    Worrisome
    FELINE GESTURES IN THE DARK
    what happened to the poor creature ?
  • sean 2012/03/19 05:16:51
    Worrisome
    sean
    Bioluminecence. Escaped science experiment.
  • Werewolfgirl1995 2012/02/29 00:46:47
    Worrisome
    Werewolfgirl1995
    Who knows why it's that color
  • Zody Honeybee 2012/02/24 17:04:24
    Worrisome
    Zody Honeybee
    how many vineyards did he have to eat to change color?
  • Fox Avis 2012/02/22 04:06:44
  • scorpionhorse 2012/02/21 19:51:58
    Wonderful
    scorpionhorse
    i like the color purple
  • drgway 2012/02/18 21:32:29
    Worrisome
    drgway
    +1
    It could mean he has chemicals in him! oh no
  • HerbChomper 2012/02/14 23:58:46
    Wonderful
    HerbChomper
    ah, my favorite color.

    derty derr.... im just a lil squirrel running amuk in the tree's. and then all of a sudden plop, there i go into a batch of dye. um, so how do i get rid of it. you people need to let me outta this cage, before i become contagious!
  • scarlett 2012/02/13 19:38:17 (edited)
    Worrisome
    scarlett
    +2
    im freakin out man... ~((o_0))~
    ifom

    RAINBOWLAND DOES EXIST.. a squirrel has escaped and can lead us there!!

    rainbow animals
  • Nikki Zoe Salamander 2012/02/13 19:33:04
    Wonderful
    Nikki Zoe Salamander
    its obviously been painted or something i mean like dyed LOL
  • Jill 2012/02/13 18:01:49
    Worrisome
    Jill
    Worrisome because some mean turd probably captured and spray painted the thing. If we lived in Dr. Seuss' world it would be a wonderful quizzical whizzical thing.
  • lmnlme1... Jill 2012/02/13 18:04:19
    lmnlme10921
    +1
    Maybe the couple that found it could donate it to Universal Studios. It'd be easier than trying to get the paint off.
  • Jill lmnlme1... 2012/02/13 18:06:13
    Jill
    Good idea!
  • cm 2012/02/13 17:48:20
    Worrisome
    cm
    squirrels are destructive no matter what color they are
  • Papillon 2012/02/13 17:31:26
  • tikiteek 2012/02/13 17:11:38
    Worrisome
    tikiteek
    They are nerve wracking no matter the color!
  • Iam Jesus 2012/02/13 16:59:08 (edited)
    Worrisome
    Iam Jesus
    +1
    Unnatural.
  • lmnlme10921 2012/02/13 16:28:58
    Worrisome
    lmnlme10921
    +1
    There is no way that can be natural. So yes, I find the fact that someone succeeded in spray painting a squirrel a little bit worrisome.
  • Jill lmnlme1... 2012/02/13 18:02:23
    Jill
    My thoughts exactly.
  • lm1b2 2012/02/13 15:56:19
    Worrisome
    lm1b2
    +2
    Some idiot paints a squirrel and you think its cute? This animal will probably die from its pores being blocked by the paint,just like baby chicks that are painted at Easter do!
  • Papillon lm1b2 2012/02/13 17:34:18
  • lm1b2 Papillon 2012/02/13 20:43:23
    lm1b2
    How about if we paint you yellow,and see if you die "Pete"
  • Papillon lm1b2 2012/02/13 22:01:52
  • lm1b2 Papillon 2012/02/14 13:48:11
    lm1b2
    Wow,your actualy alive?
  • Papillon lm1b2 2012/02/15 21:03:35
  • synful90 2012/02/13 15:42:56
    Wonderful
    synful90
    ok for one he's adorable lol and second of all i wonder how he got purple. hope it was nothing toxic to him. he totally makes that color work though.
  • Treedy 2012/02/13 14:00:16
    Worrisome
    Treedy
    If no one has painted the squirrel it would reason that maybe the little fellow got into something that could have been toxic for him. But it's more likely someone painted the little guy...even his little claws a purple tinted.
  • Tentimesinfinity 2012/02/13 13:54:37
    Worrisome
    Tentimesinfinity
    +1
    Poor squirl must have been in contact with somthing toxic.
  • haze 2012/02/13 13:21:17
    Worrisome
    haze
    purple paint hahaha
  • msteresa87 2012/02/13 09:22:48 (edited)
    Wonderful
    msteresa87
    kind of reminds me of the purple polar bear...


    purple polar bear
  • ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣ 2012/02/13 04:49:38
    Wonderful
    ♣Tanor Zeta Faux♣
    That's awesome at the same time, weirdness. Hello! Alien Squirrel! =p Haha, but that isn't really good. What ever that squirrel got into...but he is really cute! I don't think the dye can be carried to the litter though and I wonder what other squirrels think seeing him...
    Squirrel: "Is he purple?" "Why is he purple?" "He's purple!!" "*looks around* what's purple?*"
  • Jim 2012/02/13 04:02:57
    Wonderful
    Jim
    +1
    As in, isn't it wonderful what one can do with Photoshop?
  • mia 2012/02/13 03:40:46
    Wonderful
    mia
    +3
    wonderfull duuuuu purple is awsome just pray to god they are not bad.
  • Cimoc Feiler Naitsabes 2012/02/13 02:53:45
    Wonderful
    Cimoc Feiler Naitsabes
    Awesome
  • Giantfighter 2012/02/13 02:29:08
    Worrisome
    Giantfighter
    makes you wonder how the squirrel got that way.
  • Alexis Lynn 2012/02/13 02:06:22
    Wonderful
    Alexis Lynn
    +1
    Its SOOOOO fricking cute! XD
  • mia Alexis ... 2012/02/13 03:42:15
    mia
    yeah they are cute.
  • American Nate 2012/02/13 01:30:38
    Worrisome
    American Nate
    +3
    Somebody did something to that poor squirrel.
  • Rock 2012/02/13 01:27:31
    Wonderful
    Rock
    +1
    More like weird....the poor little dude is feeling a little blue.
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