Man Arrested After Shooting Trespassing Squirrel With Bow and Arrow: Police

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A Staten Island man has been arrested for allegedly shooting a trespassing squirrel on his property with a bow and arrow in violation of hunting laws. 

Police got a call about a man shooting a squirrel in a residential area of Eltingville Tuesday and encountered the 27-year-old suspect. 

They say the man admitted to shooting the squirrel on his Ridgecrest Avenue property. He was arrested on charges of prohibited use of a weapon and second-degree reckless endangerment. It wasn't clear if the squirrel survived. 

In a tweet, the NYPD's 122nd Precinct referred to the man jokingly as the #SquirrelHunter and suggested he "save archery for the range."

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