A squirrel on the North Shore is alive and still gathering nuts after apparently taking a bullet.
“How is he alive? How did that bullet get there?” wonders scenic and wildlife photographer Christine Regusa, who discovered the bullet-proof squirrel in her Covington backyard.”
Regusa took a photograph that shows what appears to be a 22 caliber bullet dangling from behind the squirrel’s right arm, “I was on the bench over there. Squirrel was right by the tree. Didn’t even look at the picture after I took it until the next night. Then I realized, oh, no! It’s a bullet!”
She dubbed the neighborhood varmint, Bullet Squirrel.
A local vet says the bullet seemed to miss vital organs, bone and important muscle and the squirrel continues to function quite well. Ideally, the bullet should be removed but it may fall out on its own. Regusa is mainly concerned that someone is shooting in her neighborhood. The squirrel, as seen in this video, seems uncomfortable but managing fine.