KPRC-TV reports that a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, is being terrorized…by a vicious squirrel. The rodent is so abusive that resident Sharlene French-Amezquita says, “We usually don’t go outside during the daytime because he comes out in the daytime.” She stated that she was victimized by the squirrel after trying to shoo it away while it was chewing on her front door. “When I stepped outside the door, he leaped on me and bit my arm. I pulled him off, threw him to the ground, and tried to get in the house,” she said. She told KPRC, “I couldn’t get in the house because he came back,” adding, “he bit this leg,” while pointing out the wound to the station’s news crew.
The ornery critter has bitten others, as well. Katie Herrera says she, too, was a victim of the deranged animal. “It’s scary,” she said. “I’m just very grateful that it actually attacked me and not my children.” The station notes that some residents will only leave their homes if armed with baseball bats or shovels. Texas wildlife officials have been contacted but have informed those in the neighborhood that nothing can be done unless and until the small mammal is trapped.
How pathetic a picture is this? I fervently hope these “Texans” are recent transplants from California. An entire neighborhood held hostage by a……squirrel?! Seriously?! These folks wouldn’t have survived the wagon train era or the dust bowl years. They couldn’t have tamed the frontier West. “Indians? Coyotes? Aagghhh! Run for it!” There is an easy solution to this “scary” problem: shoot the rabid rodent.
Have we been so “wussified” by progressives, altruists and radical environmental activists that we can’t—or won’t—defend ourselves from the specter of a bleeping squirrel? Have even Texans become so soft they will essentially let an undersized rodent tell them, “This town ain’t big enough for the both of us?”
Say it isn’t so.