Man Being Pursued By Baby Squirrel Calls Police For Help

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    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/man-chased-by-squirrel-calls-police_us_5b6f269ce4b0bdd06209c0dd

    A man in Germany may not have been in danger when he called the cops on a baby squirrel chasing him, but it all worked out for the best for the furry suspect.

    Emergency services in the city of Karlsruhe got a call Thursday from a man panicked that the tiny animal wouldn’t stop following him around, The Guardian reported. Police arrived at the scene, where the squirrel ultimately ended the pursuit by lying down and going to sleep.

    It turned out that the squirrel was the one who actually needed help, police said.

    “It often happens that squirrels which have lost their mothers look for a replacement and then focus their efforts on one person,” police spokeswoman Christina Krenz told The Guardian.

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    Karlsruhe Police

    The squirrel, resting comfortably after its apparent reign of terror.


    The squirrel, now named Karl-Friedrich, is in the care of an animal rescue center. Karlsruhe police posted a statement on Facebook about the critter, including several adorable photos. The department wished Karl-Friedrich the best.

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    Karlsruhe Police

    Karl-Friedrich is now in the care of an animal rescue center.


    The baby squirrel chase is the second police-involved squirrel incident to make international headlines this summer. Last month, a London woman called police after she heard loud noises in her home and suspected a burglar. The intruder turned out to be a “rogue squirrel,” according to law enforcement.

    Although authorities in the German case said the squirrel did need assistance, wildlife experts generally warn that before intervening with a squirrel you suspect is orphaned, you should do your best to make sure the creature truly requires help. The Wildlife Center of Virginia, which gets hundreds of calls annually about supposedly orphaned squirrels, published this handy guide to help determined whether such an animal really needs help and what to do if so. When in doubt, contact a local wildlife rescuer, rehab center or animal control.
     

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    He's lucky it's just a baby. A full grown predatory squirrel can reach speeds of like 7mph and weight like a pound. He coulda been in real trouble.
     
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    It could have run up inside his pants and gone nuts.
     
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    I toss out the previous night's popcorn remnants and get this.
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    They can be mean, I once placed three small piles of nuts in my yard ten feet apart. One squirrel protected all three from other squirrels, he wanted them all.

    Here, a furry little guy scares a large cop:

     
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    I saw two squirrels grooming each other today (not my vid).

     

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    I hate squirrels. There, I said it.
     
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    Not a squirrel, but still...

     
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    "Shy and reserved, the squirrel can prove to be formidable foe if provoked."

    "Speaking of reserved, have you reserved a safe and secure future for you and your family?"
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    sounds like a DMT trip that I had . but there were 100 squirrels chasing me . then I realized they just wanted up the trees for the bird feeders

    and then they ate the trees
     

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    Yeah...
    You'd BETTER run, Bitch!

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