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Today, we are reporting on squirrels. Tiny, cute, adorable squirrels that are making the lives of those in New York, a living hell.
In a Queens neighborhood, people are currently afraid to leave their homes due to some violent squirrels. We all knew they had it in them, but why now?
WCBS-TV reported Tuesday that there have been several aggressive squirrel attacks over the last few weeks,
Micheline Frederick, one of the victims, is still bruised. Her bite wounds are healing after she was attacked by a squirrel one week ago. “You hear someone has been bitten by a squirrel, you’re like ‘Okay, you got a little nib, what’s the deal?’ But this was … this was an MMA cage match! And I lost!” Frederick said.
She said that the squirrel had been completely unprovoked and attacked her while she was on her front porch. She even shared this very bloody picture to show us how crazy it got!
“We’re wrestling in the snow and there’s blood everywhere and my fingers getting chewed and it won’t let go,” Frederick said. “Eventually, it just stopped and there I was a big bloody mess.”
Security cameras caught the attack of the squirrel launching itself at Frederick and then latched on to her left hand. But she isn’t the only person being terrorized.
Several of Frederick’s neighbors have also been terrorized by squirrels, including Vinati Singh’s family. They were recording the squirrel on their mailbox when it pounced.
“These squirrels are aggressively going after people,” Singh said.
She said one has gone after her husband twice.
“He basically grabbed onto the plastic bag that I had, tried to climb up my leg. I was able to shoo them off. That was the first time. The second time was right here when I tried to get in,” she said.
Last week, Licia Wang said she was walking up to her home, when a squirrel jumped on her back and bit her arm.
“I was screaming! Crazy!” Wang said.
The Department of Health has advised these victims to hire a state licensed trapper, which they have, but so far the traps remain empty. The Centers for Disease Control says small rodents like squirrels are almost never found to have rabies. So not knowing what’s causing the squirrels’ aggressive behavior is concerning for many people who live in the area.
“I’m a little surprised that the city is not taking it a little more seriously considering how many people have been attacked,” Singh said. She and the other victims are still getting treated for rabies as a precaution, adding this is a good reminder that although squirrels are cute, they’re still wild animals.