This is a small item of interest, but it is interesting that there are more squirrel attacks in the lower 48 states (one attack), then there are wolf attacks.

Squirrel attacking residents of Vt. neighborhood. AP in Yahoo.

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11 Responses to Squirrel attacking residents of Vermont neighborhood

  1. Daniel Berg says:

    There is a notorious squirrel on my corner of the block. The thing is so big now that I wonder how it manages to run along the top of the fence anymore. My neighbors and I have had very close encounters with this fellow. It almost jumped right onto and over me when I startled it on my porch one morning. It also annihilited the heirloom tomatoes I was so proud of growing a couple of years ago.

    I figured access to garbage has turned this thing into a mega-squirrel. I don’t even think a feral cat would give it a go at this point.

    • Nancy says:

      I don’t think we humans give rodents enough credit when it comes to being fearless.
      There’s a series of photos going around on the internet of a squirrel taking on a lab mix, trying to protect its baby which had ended up on the ground. I recall when I was a kid, our pet rabbit beating the crap out of our springer spaniel when she got too “playful”

  2. william huard says:

    The squirrel is a commie liberal socialist that was trained at VAN JONES’ secret conservative infiltration center at an undisclosed location. The advanced guerilla tactics employed by this squirrel including the annilated heirloom tomatoes is part of a bigger conspiracy to stop people from eating vegetables.

    • skyrim says:

      Au contraire, mon frère…….
      Sciurus Vulgaris Gargantuan, the much bigger cousin of the eastern squirrel was illegally introduced from Nova Scotia in the mid 90s as a Biological Weapon by Enviros to create havoc with white tail deer herds, thereby forcing easterners to consume more vegetables……
      (But you were on the right track)

      • JEFF E says:

        I’ve had squirrels in my driveway. It makes me fearful for my nuts. video at eight.

  3. Immer Treue says:


    Had a new side walk and fence put in, and a week later, I thought kids were throwing eggs that night because I had this dried yellow goo on the fence and sidewalk. I then tried to wash it off, to no avail when I noticed a squirrel, looking none-to-well laying on top of the far side of the fence.

    I thought it looked rather strange, when I all of a sudden spotted the tube of gorilla glue that the squirrel had chewed into. I don’t know the fate of the squirrel, but I fear it was not favorable.

    I’ve go more squirrel stories than I care to remember

    • Daniel Berg says:

      At the risk of sounding anthropomorphic, it seems like the same squirrel I mentioned above actually gets a kick out of taunting my dog.

  4. Phil says:

    Watch out for squirrels attacking your pets, children and livestock. Squirrels are not native to this country. These squirrels are killing in a sickening manner. Blah, blah, blah.

  5. Steve C says:

    Are they giant canadian squirrels?

  6. Cindy says:

    Thank you Steve C! Perfect:)


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