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Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Witch Doctor 01, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Theres Squirrels around....

    Squirrel Goes Nuts, Terrorizes Vermont Town

    Squirrel Goes Nuts, Terrorizes Vt. Neighborhood

    <ABBR class="published updated" title=2011-03-17T11:23:00-04:00>Mar 17, 2011 – 11:23 AM</ABBR>

    Michael McLaughlin Contributor

    Don't laugh, but a vicious squirrel has terrorized a Vermont neighborhood, attacking at least three residents and eluding wildlife control experts for more than a week.

    The small gray squirrel in Bennington, Vt., has broken the peace that existed between humans and the small woodland creatures. In separate incidents, the pugnacious rodent has bitten and scratched neighbors without provocation, local station Fox 23 reported.

    "[It] just latched on to my shoulder, and I went back and it's a gray squirrel," victim Kevin McDonald told the TV station.

    McDonald was shoveling snow outside his home when the sneak attack began. "He was holding on. He wouldn't let go. I was finally able to get him off, and as soon as I got him off, he just jumped right at me again."

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    The feisty critter inflicted several scratches on McDonald last week.

    It's believed the same squirrel reappeared later and went wild on two of McDonald's neighbors. One woman said she was bit.

    Vermont Public Health Veterinarian Robert Johnson hypothesized to The Associated Press that the animal might have been raised as a pet and lost its fear of humans. The squirrel might "go ballistic" when it sees strangers.

    The animal's unusual behavior has raised fears that it has rabies, but wildlife authorities said that's unlikely.

    "The number of cases of rabid rodents is very low in Vermont, and we haven't had cases in a very long time of a rabid species like a squirrel," Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist Scott Darling told station WCAX.

    The Bennington game warden is hunting for the squirrelly squirrel, and authorities urged everyone to take medical precaution if attacked.
  2. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Shhhh... Be vewy, vewy quiet. ;)
  3. Conagher

    Conagher Dark Custom Rider Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Either the squirrel is going through its "mid-life crisis" or it has rabies.....little sucka needs help..... .22 pill meds.
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    The little feller just needs a good bath - in brown gravy at 350 degrees, then a blissful repose on a bed of rice.......... :D
    VisuTrac likes this.
  5. Spartan300

    Spartan300 Monkey+

    Maybe the coyotes around my farm aren't so bad after all! The little guy in brown gravy does make me hungry about now.
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Elmer must have graduated from wabbits to squiwwels.
  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Thanks for the link, lol. That was hilarious!
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