It sure looks like a broom handle fell over and killed this pet flying squirrel. But that's not what happened. The "victim" faked it all!
You can almost hear his inner dialogue.
"Just makin' my way through... oh! That broom fell over so hard! I bet that falling handle could have killed me. See, like this! Look at me, Ma, I'm dead! No, actually it would be more like this... look, Ma! See, I'm dead! Did you miss it? Okay, I'll show you again. See? Call the police, there's been a murder! Take my picture, Ma!"