Hi, just wanted to give a heads up to parents about aggressive squirrels in Mitchell Park. Yesterday another squirrel scratched a boy on the arm while he was playing. This is the second time I have seen this happen. Several months ago a squirrel scratched a boy on his face.
The boys were chasing the squirrels because the squirrels will often come down from the tree and forage in people's snack bags for chips and bread. The children often like to chase the squirrels away, for good reason. But these squirrels are very aggressive and will fight back.
Please advise your children to stay away from the squirrels.