From page A02 of today’s Victoria Times Colonist..
Postal worker taken to hospital after being attacked by squirrel:
OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) — Letter carriers occasionally have to deal with angry dogs or maybe even a spider’s nest in a mailbox, but a mean squirrel?
Barb Dougherty, 30, a U.S. Postal Service employee, said she was attacked and bitten Monday by a squirrel while delivering mail in Oil City, about 121 kilometres north of Pittsburgh.
“I saw it there on the porch, put the mail in the box and turned to walk away and it jumped on me,” Dougherty told the Derrick newspaper, who said the animal then ran up her leg and onto her back.”I eventually got a hold of the tail and pulled it off me. No one was home at the house where I was delivering the mail, but the neighbour lady heard me screaming and came over.”
An ambulance took Dougherty to a hospital, where she was treated for cuts and scratches. The squirrel was killed.
’cause god knows we couldn’t think of anything else to put on the second page of the paper…