Many of Hobson's questions will never be answered, but her son was able to fill in one of the key blanks.
"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,'" Hobson said. "Y'all, I had to explain that we are from the country, but we're not that country."
She told KOKH that Brylan's father sometimes joked about making squirrel dumplings for dinner.
"Unfortunately, Mr. Squirrel's final resting place was the dumpster outside the elementary school," Hobson wrote on Facebook. "I'm hopeful, though, that he would be proud of how we've honored him through sharing this story."