The combative critters have bitten no less than 5 folks within the Rego Park part of Queens inside the previous month, based on residents who spoke with Patch. One lady mentioned she needed to go to the hospital after an assault left her with bites on her palms and arms.
Her snow-covered entrance yard was stained with blood, Micheline Frederick instructed the information outlet. She mentioned she was holding her entrance door open for movers when the squirrel ran up her leg and he or she pushed it off. It got here again and commenced biting her, she mentioned.
“He was indignant and he was vicious,” she mentioned. “This was greater than only a chunk. This factor was combating with me.”
One other resident mentioned her husband was attacked a number of weeks in the past.
“Clearly, it is an unsafe scenario for us,” Vinati Singh mentioned.
Some have complained to town in regards to the assaults, however they’ve but to obtain assist, based on Patch.
“The NYC Well being Division obtained a criticism about an aggressive squirrel in Rego Park and suggested the property proprietor to rent a New York State licensed trapper,” Division of Well being spokesperson Michael Lanza instructed Fox Information in an electronic mail. “We’re actively working with residents to get extra details about the chunk occasions and coordinating with the trapper.”
The company mentioned squirrels are hardly ever rabid. None have examined optimistic for rabies this yr within the New York Metropolis space, based on division figures.