'Stalker' squirrel detained by German police

German police release video of 'detained' squirrel being nursed back to health after it reportedly 'stalked' a young woman in Bottrop. Video: Reuters

A nutty German squirrel has become an internet star after police in the western city of Bottrop "detained" it on Wednesday (July 15) following a call from a distressed woman who claimed it was stalking her.

Unable to lose the tenacious rodent that was tailing her, the local woman eventually turned to the police out of desperation.

Officers succeeded in capturing the squirrel and bringing it back to the police station, where it was found to be suffering from exhaustion.

North-Rhine Westphalia police said they were helping the furry fiend regain its strength with pieces of apple and honey tea. A video posted on the force's Facebook page of the squirrel being fed through a pipette has been viewed over 400,000 times.

Once the animal had recovered from its tiring escapade, it would be transferred to a local animal shelter, police said.

Reuters

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