Ten­ant says evic­tion over squir­rel is nuts

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A TEN­ANT says he has been threat­ened with evic­tion by land­lords who have banned him from liv­ing with a SQUIR­REL.

Ryan Boy­lan, 40, said they have told him to give up his “emo­tional sup­port” squir­rel or face be­ing kicked out.

They claim he is vi­o­lat­ing the terms of his lease by keep­ing an ex­otic an­i­mal, but Boy­lan in­sists he needs the ro­dent to help him re­cover from post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der.

Boy­lan saved the squir­rel – named Brutis – as Hur­ri­cane Matthew trav­elled up the coast of Florida last year.

He even has a doc­tor’s note which ex­plains he has trou­ble with cer­tain sit­u­a­tions and pre­scribes an emo­tional sup­port an­i­mal “to help al­le­vi­ate these chal­lenges”.

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