WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 25: A squirrel stands on pumpkins carved into Halloween jack-o'-lanterns October 25, 2004 in Washington, DC. Historically, glowing jack-o'-lanterns, carved from turnips or gourds, were set on porches and in windows to welcome deceased loved ones, but also to act as protection against malevolent spirits. Later, as European settlers arrived in America, the native pumpkin was found to be larger and easier to carve into jack-o'-lanterns. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
This Texas police officer was worried that a squirrel on school grounds was acting strange. So, in front of a number of school children, including one with a video camera, he got out the mace.