JERSEY SHORE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania couple say they've captured a purple squirrel in their backyard.
Jersey Shore resident Percy Emert says he and his wife, Connie, caught the purple squirrel Sunday in a trap with peanuts. He says even the insides of its ears were purple.
Photos of the purple squirrel ended up online.
The couple say they released the squirrel Tuesday. They say a state game warden later took samples of purple fur left in its cage and trimmed from its tail.
A Pittsburgh Zoo curator who saw a photo of the squirrel on his cellphone says he thinks it looks like a gray squirrel tinged in purple. He joked Thursday it may have fallen into a portable toilet that had blue coloration.
Accuweather.com first reported the discovery.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
If the fee was enacted as planned in the New Starts application, the expected $555 million in revenue would almost double the amount of taxes and fees motorists currently pay to the state through gas taxes
Ronald Nored, guard for the Butler University basketball teams that went to back-to-back Final Fours in the NCAA Tournament, has already landed his first coaching gig. The former Bulldog will lead the Brownsburg High School Bulldogs.
The university announced Blue III, also known as Trip, on Thursday. He was born Dec. 23 in Indiana. The university's current live mascot, Blue II, remains with the school.