A purple squirrel was found [trapped] in Jersey Shore, Pa., on Sunday, by local couple Percy and Connie Emert.
“The squirrel’s been eating peanuts. That’s what we used in the trap,” she continued.
The Emerts currently do not know why the squirrel is purple.
“We put him in an extra big cage so he has room to run around, and we’ll release him soon. In the meantime, all the neighbors have been by to see him. No one can believe we have a purple squirrel!”
UPDATE (11-Feb-2012) The purple squirrel goes free. They never did discover exactly why this guy had such a distinctive hue. But the people who discovered him felt bad for keeping him in a cage so they set him free. Well done. Carry on unrealistic job candidate.