Attack Squirrel Terrorizes Texas Neighborhood

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

The aggressive rodent, yet to be caught, has bitten two women

The idea of an "attack squirrel" is kind of funny. But two women bitten by the squirrel aren't laughing. Residents in Houston's Bridgeland Shores neighborhood said the squirrel started off friendly and playful but has now become aggressive and mean. 

"We usually don't go outside in the daytime because he comes out in the daytime," Sharlene French-Amezquita told NBC affiliate KPRC.

The squirrel attacked French-Amezquita after she tried to stop it from chewing on her front door. 

"When I stepped outside the door he leaped on me and bit my arm," she said. "I pulled him off, threw him to the ground, and tried to get in the house." But the squirrel kept after it, biting her in the leg as well. Some of her wounds required stitches.  

The squirrel also attacked Katie Herrera. “It’s scary,” she said. “I’m just grateful that it actually attacked me and not my children.”

Residents say they want someone to trap the squirrel so they can stop living in fear.

No word if airguns or suppressed .22s are allowed by the HOA.

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