A horde of rampant, food-crazed squirrels are running wild in Cornwall, after the unusually mild winter and its abundant harvest left them wide awake, fat, full of energy, and craving more.
The reports come from the Tehidy Country Park in Cornwall, where several cases of aggressive squirrels trying to steal food off people have emerged. And like all the worst members of society, they're targeting the children. One case saw a child who was feeding a nice squirrel get jumped on by a gang of six BAD SQUIRRELS who bit the child's hand while trying to get at the food. All of the child's teddy bears are going into the bin tonight.
Two other cases involving squirrel bites and scratches at the park have been reported, including one so bad that a three-year-old boy had to be taken to hospital. As if the NHS wasn't burdened enough, now it has squirrel wounds to contend with.
The Telegraph spoke to mum Sophie Renouf, who told of the brutal attack the animals inflicted on her boy Finley. She said: "There was literally one squirrel there and my son fed him as usual. Next thing, six of them came running out of the hedge and then, all of a sudden, all I remember is him screaming. I looked -- and there was blood pouring out of his hand." [The Telegraph]