[Ed. – Squirrels have made their share of appearances in our News of the Weird. It’s hard to top a tenant who used a blowtorch to sear a squirrel for gastronomic enjoyment, but a guy who keeps a rabies-bearing species of wild vermin as a pet is pretty up there.]
A Clearwater Beach resident is fighting to keep his emotional support squirrel that lives with him at Island Walk Condominiums.
Ryan Boylan and Brutis are inseparable.
He rescued her last year after Hurricane Matthew.
“Ever since then I mean, oh my God, I can’t imagine not being around her,” said Boylan.
But he could lose her.
Property management discovered Brutis back in April when she was chased up a tree by a dog.
According to a complaint filed by the condo association to Boylan and the condo owner, exotic animals are not allowed. He never told the board about the animal.