Next door, in Meridian, Idaho, Adam Pearl’s pet squirrel, Joey, attacked a burglar who stole some items, but not the guns.

Footprints in the snow outside and doors ajar inside were the first clues of trouble, and then there were the scratches around the lock on the gun safe that indicated foul play. But it was the many tiny scratches on a suspect’s hands that revealed to police, it was the squirrel who relentlessly attacked the burglar and finally chased him off, only to be arrested.

Maybe it's time to trade the alarm system or Rottweiler for a squirrel? See if they have any at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.