A squirrel that became a bit of a social media celebrity, attracting a following on Twitter, has died. The AP reports that the squirrel, which went by @OPDSquirrel on Twitter, was found dead in the parking lot of police headquarters in downtown Omaha.
The squirrel had gained attention for hanging around the police station. “A post by Omaha Officer Michael Bossman on Tuesday announced the death, accompanied by a picture of a dead squirrel outlined with chalk,” the AP reports.
The squirrel’s Twitter account, which has about 350 followers, reportedly remains active. “Police suggest donations to First Responders Foundation of Omaha in lieu of flowers,” the report notes.