According to the Evening Standard, many residents of Buckley, North Wales were absolutely terrified to leave their homes for days after a squirrel attacked multiple people in the community.
Authorities said that the sharp-toothed, grey-haired squirrel attacked at least 18 residents and animals before it was removed from the community by wildlife authorities.
The community nicknamed the squirrel Stripe after it attacked a few people on their patios and in their gardens, sending some of them to the hospital.
A resident shared a photo in a community Facebook group showing the crazy creature perched on the fence post.
“Warning, vicious squirrel that attacks,” Nicola Crowther wrote on her December 26 post in the Buckley Residents Facebook Group.
She also shared a zoomed-in, blurry version of the squirrel and said that it had bitten multiple people in the area.
“It’s also attacked my two Bengals, who fear nothing, and my neighbors’ Bengal cats,” Nicola wrote. “Dare not go out of my house, as it’s lurking. I’m afraid it needs shooting.”
Another resident Scott Felton commented in the group on how he was smoking a cigarette on his porch when Stripe attacked him out of nowhere.
“I thought it wanted feeding but it bit me before I even had a chance,” Felton wrote in the Facebook group. “I wouldn’t normally put something up like (post onto Facebook) but it was just so random and it well hurt. Had to go to the hospital to get a jab. Not that I wanted to.”
Fortunately, one of the residents Corinne Reynolds knew the squirrel’s weakness, which was peanuts, and stopped the rampage from continuing in her community.