Squirrel Terrorizes Town
Thu Nov 7, 7:53 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - A squirrel is spreading terror in a Cheshire town
where it keeps attacking people.
Its latest victim was a two-year-old girl, British newspapers
reported on Thursday.
Children have been attacked, grown men chased and residents of
Knutsford, central England, are fearful of letting their kids out to
play, the Times newspaper said.
The rogue squirrel's latest attack was on toddler Kelsi Morley who
was bitten on the forehead.
"It was awful because she (Kelsi) was spinning around and we couldn't
get it off," her mother told the newspaper.
"From the amount of blood there was, I thought it had taken Kelsi's
The squirrel eventually let go and the terrified youngster was rushed
to a doctor.
Colin Booty, a senior scientific officer in the Royal Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said it was very unusual for a
squirrel to behave like this.
Local resident Blanche Kellye said the problem was not
funny. "Everyone round here is living in fear...it's a vicious little
thing. I'll never trust squirrels again."