Boy, 8, brings dead squirrel to school, says he wants ‘squirrel dumplings’

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 23 (UPI) — An Oklahoma City mother whose 8-year-old son was found to have a dead squirrel in his bag at school said the boy took his father’s jokes a little too seriously.

Ladye Hobson posted a photo to Facebook of the late rodent taking its final rest in the boy’s school bag, explaining the discovery at school had led to an awkward phone call from the principal of Gatewood Elementary in Oklahoma City.

Hobson wrote:

Hobson said her son, Brylan, apparently thought his father was serious when he repeatedly joked about making “squirrel dumplings” for dinner.

The mother said in a blog post that Brylan came home in tears and apologized profusely, but she decided “he gets a free pass on this one.”

“I can’t even be mad at this point. He has made the principal’s day, after all,” she wrote.



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