Yesterday, Geekosystem reported that the John McClane of squirrels resides in New Orleans. “Bullet Squirrel” manages its fast-paced squirrely life-style despite having a .22 caliber bullet lodged behind one its front legs.
Wildlife photographer Christine Regusa first noticed “bullet squirrel” after looking through pictures she'd snapped in her backyard. She said the injury does not seem to have impaired the animal, it scampers about like any other backyard squirrel. Regusa believes the squirrel nests somewhere near her home.
“It’s shocking. It’s sad,” Regusa told WGNO-TV. “This is one of my squirrels from before that is carrying shrapnel. He’s got a bullet, you know. Telling his New Orleans tale.”
Geekosystem writer Glen Tickle wrote, “This is either the most badass squirrel that’s ever scampered the Earth, or it was a regular squirrel once, got shot, died, and now it’s the first zombie squirrel. We don’t see any non-terrifying options here.”