By Josie September 16th, 2023
A brave squirrel attacks a burglar breaking into his family’s home – preventing the burglar from getting into their gun safe.
In the quiet town of Meridian, Idaho, a unique tale of heroism unfolds, starring none other than a pet squirrel named Joey.
The intruder, a teenager, attempted to break into the gun safe but was met with an unexpected defender: Joey.
The squirrel fearlessly attacks and scratches the burglar – forcing him to flee.
The police were able to apprehend the suspect, who was found with scratches and stolen items from the Pearl’s residence.
Adam Pearl, a resident of Meridian, found Joey when he was just a week old, abandoned and near the brink of death.
Adam and his wife Carmen took Joey in, nurturing him with feeds every two hours and providing him with a loving home.
Joey became more than just a pet. He developed a fondness for spinach and had a penchant for burying nuts in the houseplants.
While it’s uncommon, keeping squirrels as pets can be a rewarding experience, as demonstrated by the Pearls.
Squirrels are intelligent and adaptable creatures, capable of forming bonds with humans.