Ladye Hobson recently received a phone call from her son's school. He wasn't in trouble, but they did have a question. Specifically, regarding the dead squirrel that they had just found in his backpack.
Hobson took to Facebook to share the bizarre series of events.
"When the principal calls to tell you that your son has made her day, so you get excited for the good news... Only to find out that the faculty has discovered a dead squirrel in his backpack (yeah, that 50 dollar Pottery Barn backpack)."
And then came the explanation...
"When asked by the principal what possessed him to pick up this dead squirrel and store it in his backpack, my son replies with 'I really wanted squirrel dumplings for dinner tonight.'"
So the obvious question presented itself. Should the principal put it back in the bag?
"Then, she asks if I actually want the squirrel to come home with him. Y'all, I had to explain that we are from the country, but we're not THAT country.(Sorry if any of you actually eat squirrel dumplings - I don't mean that to be offensive)."
She said 'it looked so peaceful lying there in his bag,' then sent me this picture..."
Hobson's post has been shared over 68,000 times since it was posted yesterday, with people being pretty amused by the whole thing.
To be fair, squirrel dumplings does sound more appealing than most school lunches. That's my dinner sorted.