Authorities said he was taken to Lauderdale County Jail after fleeing a motel on a stolen motorcycle.
Initial attempts to free the animal were unsuccessful, so the entire manhole cover was removed and taken to a nearby veterinary clinic.
Mickey Paulk said his pet, named Deeznutz, was not a threat to anyone and denied feeding it meth. Police are still looking for Paulk.
A man called the Karlsruhe police in desperation saying the squirrel would not leave him alone.
A sales manager has snapped an extremely rare albino squirrel after it appeared in the garden of his home in East Sussex.
Derek Glen says he reached for his camera as soon as he saw the unusual visitor, which he has nicknamed 'polar squirrel', hopping across his lawn.
There are an estimated three to five million grey squirrels in the UK and only one in 100,000 are born albino - meaning there are probably only 30-50 in the wild at any one time.
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