Residents of a Queens neighborhood are dealing with a strange threat.
People living in the New York City borough’s Rego Park neighborhood claim an aggressive squirrel has jumped on them and bitten them in the past several weeks, WCBS-TV reported Wednesday.
One resident, Micheline Frederick, showed a bruise on her wrist where she said the squirrel landed on her before biting her fingers and hand.
“We’re wrestling in the snow and there’s blood everywhere and my fingers getting chewed and it won’t let go,” Frederick explained. “Eventually, it just stopped and there I was a big bloody mess.”
“This was an MMA cage match! And I lost!” she added.
Two other residents also told WCBS that the squirrel jumped on them, seemingly for no reason.
“These squirrels are aggressively going after people,” one neighbor added.
The city’s Department of Health told the neighbors to hire a licensed trapper. However, the large metal traps have not captured any squirrels yet.