It seems weird when you look at a huge police officer standing between a group of students and a baby squirrel who’s approaching them in typical Hollywood fashion. The thing that instantly comes to your mind is that why is this officer acting so crazy, it’s just a baby squirrel, not a dinosaur?
In the entire video you’ll keep hearing girls screaming and shouting and asking him not to pepper spray the little creature. One YouTube user very rightly responds to these girls in the video by saying:
“Why do you all in the video shout and whine? Why dont you all do something, like go pick up the squirrel and protect it if you all adore it so much? Such a drama queen..
ohhh dont spray ohh dont spray. lol animal lover? Go pick it up then!”
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Mesquite Police Department has defended the officer's actions. Sgt. Wes Talley said the officer stood between a group of students and the animal because he thought it may have been rabid. Talley said after several unsuccessful attempts to scare the squirrel away, the officer used his pepper spray on it to protect the welfare of the students.
Whatever it was, you don’t want a baby squirrel to be pepper sprayed ever! Right? It just makes you so sad!