It's one of those headlines you dreaded seeing, but knew was inevitable:
The tree rat threat must be dealt with.
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"We put all kinds of animal guards on our equipment that occasionally these critters find a way to circumvent," Public Service Oklahoma spokesperson Ed Bettinger told Tulsa World.This kind of thing is a lot more common than you can imagine. In fact, there's an entire web site devoted to documenting just such attacks. Check it out at CyberSquirrel1.com.
The squirrel reportedly "touched the wrong thing" and Bettinger suspects that the squirrel was likely left "beyond charred" in the accident.
The Nothe Gardens in Weymouth have seen a number of incidents of squirrels apprently "ganging up" on passers-by and even chasing people along the path - according to local reports.And England still won't relax its gun-control laws.
Several people say they have been bitten after sitting down on a park bench.
One man has told how a squirrel sank its teeth into his finger.
Maria Vaccarella of Howell said she was only trying to help one squirrel, and then it surprised her and gave birth to two baby squirrels.She was subsequently slapped with a hefty fine and is now facing up to six months in jail for keeping dangerous animals without a permit. A pretty light sentence for harboring terrorists, if you ask me.*
"We left the babies in the cage outside for 24 hours. (The mother) never came back. I brought them in, kept them warm, bottle fed them," Vaccarella said.
She said there's no way the baby squirrels could have survived without their mother.
Vaccarella reached out to registered wildlife rehabilitators. When they could not take the squirrels in, she became their foster mom.