A Massachusetts police officer was directing traffic when he was suddenly assisted by a furry, flying friend.
The Plymouth Police Department recently posted photos of a strange encounter Officer Andrew Whelan had while directing traffic. During that assignment, Whelan "flinched a little," and a flying squirrel came at him.
The unexpected run-in initially startled Whelan, but the officer "realized the little guy wanted to play." Whelan went on to call the wide-eyed interloper "Snookems."
Although Snookems isn't on the department's payroll, the squirrel and Whelan have formed a working relationship.
"Rumor has it, When Officer Whelan goes on Patrol, Snookems might be in his pocket …," the department stated in an online post.