Passengers bring emotional support animals on flights with them all the time, so when one passenger made note on her Frontier Airlines reservation that she was bringing one with her, the airline staff thought nothing of it. When she arrived, however, they realized the woman found her emotional support not though a dog or cat...but through a squirrel.
She had not warned Frontier she'd be bringing a squirrel, and the airline was forced to remove the woman due to their policy regarding rodents (none are allowed on board).
The world demanded more details as word got out there was a squirrel being forcibly removed from a plane.
Video footage shows the passenger being removed. Once she was off the flight, the rest of the airline attendees were reportedly let back on the plane.
Before being removed, the passenger tried to stand her ground and demand "her rights."
Unfortunately for the passenger, Frontier Airline's policy on rodents is quite clear:
Twitter was quite amused by the strange incident:
Even some squirrel-based accounts chimed in!
A word to the wise: always check to make sure your squirrel is welcome before you take it to a public place.