Psycho squirrel is put down after attacking 18 people
December 31, 2021 | 17 comments
He might look cute, but looks can be deceiving... Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Rapaceone
A violent squirrel has had to be euthanized after it went on a rampage in a small Welsh town over Christmas.
The bizarre series of events started last week when a grey squirrel named Little Buddy, which was often seen in and around the small town of Buckley in Wales, went on a violent spree during which it attacked 18 people within the space of just two days.
According to local resident Corrine Reynolds, the squirrel had been quite friendly earlier in the year and she had even started giving it food until it inexplicably bit her just before Christmas.
"In the space of 48 hours he attacked 18 people," she said.
"He started attacking people who are just taking their recycling bags to the bin, and they are quite gruesome injuries."
She chose to rename the squirrel 'Stripe' after one of the titular creatures in the movie Gremlins
The rampant squirrel was eventually captured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), however it was sadly forced to euthenize him due to legislation concerning the release of grey squirrels (which are considered an invasive species in the UK) into the wild.
"We were incredibly sad to have to put this squirrel to sleep but were left with no choice due to changes in legislation," said a spokesperson.
"We do not agree with this law and opposed it, but legally we have to comply."
The precise reason behind Stripe's violent rampage continues to remain a mystery.
Source: Fox News
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