Pennsylvanian couple claims to have caught a purple squirrel

February 10th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

purple squirrel Pennsylvania, Feb 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Pennsylvanian couple claims to have caught a purple colored squirrel in their own backyard. Percy Emert and his wife Connie set up a trap to lure animals with peanuts and they were surprised to the core when they caught a purple squirrel. Since the squirrels damage their bird feeders, so Percy and Connie have no option but to regularly set up traps to catch them.

Connie Emert had already laid her eyes on that purple squirrel for a while, and she had even shared this information with her husband but he obviously refused to believe her. So when they managed to catch the squirrel, then Percy was shocked to acknowledge that his wife was right.

Connie says about her husband’s non-belief that, “He figured it was just an off-color squirrel. But when we trapped it on Sunday he was like, ‘My God, you were right. It was really purple.’”

However Percy and Connie released the squirrel on Tuesday but the animal had left some traces of his fur in the cage, which were useful in determining the authencity of the claim. A Pittsburgh Zoo curator who saw the picture of the squirrel thinks that it is basically a grey squirrel that may have gotten colored and hence looks purplish in color.

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