BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Authorities will consider filing charges against a Bismarck man accused of throwing a dart at a squirrel — and hitting it.

Bismarck Police Sgt. Tim Sass says officers who responded to a caller's report Sunday afternoon of a squirrel "acting weird" talked to a neighbor who admitted hitting the rodent with a dart. The Bismarck Tribune reports the squirrel died.

The case was referred to the city attorney's office for a potential violation of the municipal prohibition against "throwing missiles." The case remains under investigation.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com