LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man is facing criminal charges after police said he was illegally trapping squirrels.
Police said 57-year-old Wendell Hawkins trapped squirrels and then put the trap in to a water-filled trash can, causing the squirrels to drown.
Apparently someone witnessed Hawkins doing it and called police. Investigators said they found a drowned squirrel in Hawkins' trash can.
Hawkins is charged with animal cruelty, hunting and trapping without a license and hunting out of season.