NEW YORK – Residents of a Queens neighborhood are coping with a squirrely risk.
Denizens of the New York Metropolis borough’s Rego Park neighborhood say an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them prior to now a number of weeks, WCBS-TV reported Wednesday.
Micheline Frederick pointed to a bruise on her wrist the place she stated the squirrel landed on her after which sank its tooth into her fingers and hand.
“We’re wrestling within the snow and there’s blood all over the place and my fingers getting chewed and it gained’t let go,” Frederick stated. “Ultimately, it simply stopped and there I used to be an enormous bloody mess.”
A photograph Frederick says she took after the assault reveals a snowy pathway coated in blood.
“This was an MMA cage match! And I misplaced!” she added.
Two different neighbors advised WCBS the squirrel had jumped on them, seemingly unprovoked.
“These squirrels are aggressively going after individuals,” Vinati Singh stated.
Town’s Division of Well being suggested the neighbors to rent a licensed trapper, however the massive metallic traps haven’t but captured any squirrels, the broadcaster reported.
The rationale for the squirrel — or squirrels’ — aggressive habits shouldn’t be clear. Small rodents like squirrels not often check optimistic for rabies and aren’t recognized to have transmitted it to people, in accordance with the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
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