Purple squirrel joins the Strange Animal Gallery

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">This purple squirrel was captured by a Pennsylvania couple in their backyard in the town of Jersey Shore. The cause of the violet fur remains a mystery; it could be dye, or a side effect from something the animal ate. The squirrel is back in the wild, but has become a big hit on social networking sites. </span></div>
February 10, 2012 4:16:02 PM PST