Re: Police afraid for his life....pepper sprays squirrel
Originally Posted by StocktonFan
Cool you can google... do you think the police officer had that same privileged given at that time and situation?
good point. i'm a wannabe zoologist, but wouldn't have known what the exact relationship was between rabies and squirrels.
but in general, it's a strange sign when an animal is on foreign turf (i.e. not protecting range or babies) and is deliberately heading towards a potential predator, anyway. might have been trained on human scraps of course, but why take the chance?
rabies is not the only issue, either... any time an animal scratches or bites you, there's a chance for pathogens to be injected. this has turned out to be a regular health hazard even just for cat owners.