When most people think about squirrels, they think of a cute and furry creature running along the telephone lines, or sitting out in the front yard chomping away on nuts. They are seen as docile animals that will almost always run away from you if you get too close to them. However, this is not the case for some individual squirrels, as sometimes they can get extremely aggressive, exhibiting behavior that is far from the norm, often time’s shocking and scaring the people that are near.
There have been a ton of reports of squirrels attacking and running at people and even reports of squirrels charging up people’s legs, terrifying them in the process. While this may seem pretty humorous to think about, because it is such odd behavior creates a funny image, the reality is that these squirrels can do some damage with their claws and may be carrying diseases. The last thing you want is a diseased animal trying to scratch and claw their way up your leg, but this does happen and if a squirrel is acting this way, they may stick around and just continue on with the same behavior for days or weeks on end. There have even been reports of squirrels running in the front door of homes, which again, although may seem hilarious to think about a squirrel going on a tear through a house, you can imagine how hard it would be to get them out and the damage that they might cause in the process.
In these instances, it is best to just call a company such as Chicago Squirrel Removal that deals with wildlife removal and they can come and take care of the situation, by capturing the animal and removing them to another location. Although you might be tempted to try to take care of the problem yourself and catch the squirrel, if they are acting oddly, it is a pretty good idea to stay away from them if you can and just call a professional to rectify the situation. Sometimes squirrels will also attempt to make homes inside our homes, in various places such as attics, basements, outside sheds, and all types of other spots. Again, if this is the case, you should definitely not try to remove them yourself, as they may get very aggressive and attack you if they feel like they are backed into a corner with nowhere to go, so getting a professional out there to remove the squirrels is the best course of action.