When the first purple squirrel was captured in 1997, you probably though it was a fluke. And when the second was brought under control in 2008, you probably thought you’d heard the last of them. But then, just this week, Percy and Connie Emert of Pennsylvania found another one right in own back yard.
Leading theories on how the squirrel got purple range from genetic foul-ups or a diet of too much bromide to the possibility that someone from PETA involuntarily threw paint on it after spotting some fur.
In case you want to communicate with the purple squirrel or express your own theories on how he got that way, surf on over to his Facebook page.