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German Man Chased by Baby Squirrel Calls Police to Rescue Him

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A German man called police when a baby squirrel wouldn't stop chasing him. (Beth Baisch/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Friday, 10 August 2018 04:00 PM

A German man being chased by a baby squirrel called police when the tiny rodent would not leave him alone.

When officers in Karlsruhe responded to the man’s call, they found the squirrel was still chasing the man, but the chase ended when the squirrel became exhausted and lay down to sleep, The Guardian reported.

Officers said it is common for baby squirrels that have lost their mothers to look for a replacement and get fixated on one person. Police spokeswoman Christina Krenz said it could be scary to be chased by a squirrel, and that the man felt threatened and didn’t know what to do, The Guardian reported.

Police nicknamed the squirrel Karl-Friedrich and joked in their write-up that it would be their new mascot. They then took the squirrel to an animal rescue center, and it was said to be doing well there, The Guardian reported.

Insider reported the shelter is caring for two other baby squirrels who similarly chased or fixated on a person, though the other two situations didn’t involve police.

Last July, police in New York City warned those visiting Prospect Park of an “unusually aggressive” squirrel that had attacked five people in one week’s time. A year earlier, a 3-year-old boy in Cornwall, U.K., was bitten and bloodied by a pack of six squirrels.

Twitter commenters made light of the incident and poked fun at German men a little bit, too.

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