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☆ QueenAline 2012/02/11 19:59:34

No Explanation for Pennsylvania's Purple Squirrel




John Marsh

By , AccuWeather.com Staff Writer

Feb 11, 2012; 1:53 PM ET


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Connie and Percy Emert took all the photos of the squirrel, and posted on them Facebook.

A Pennsylvania couple trapped, of all things, a purple
squirrel on Sunday. Percy and Connie Emert, of Jersey Shore, Pa. caught
the unusual animal when trying to keep birds safe from the rodents.


"We have bird feeders out in our yard, and the squirrels are
constantly into them," said Jersey Shore resident Connie Emert. "My
husband traps them and then sets them free elsewhere so they don't get
into your bird feeders."


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."


telling husband purple yard telling emert checked trap noon sundayNo one knows why the squirrel is purple.

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  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/02/12 01:17:38
    ☆ QueenAline
    after reading a lot of the comments at the article, I'm leaning towards a genetic mistake....one lady said she raised rabbits and had a purple one...someone else claims it's the water, another person said it found an ink cartridge and used it in his nest...who knows????? I hope they find out.
  • sockpuppet 2012/02/11 21:51:43
    sockpuppet
    This is A'Corrn, an accountant from Rodentia 9. :O)
  • Stacie 2012/02/11 21:46:44
    Stacie
    No, but I have now.

    Wow.
  • Bigbrowneyes 2012/02/11 20:46:47
    Bigbrowneyes
    Nope, but I'm dying to know the reason for this!
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/02/11 20:39:54
    SK-pro impeachment
    Bizarre to say the least. surely their is a logical explanation but don't think we'll ever know. i wonder if they tried to bathe it to see if the purple comes out.

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