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Willard girl, 6, attacked by squirrel

Emil Whitis • Oct 12, 2012 at 10:42 AM

The rodent bit the girl once in the hand.  

Huron County deputies got the call at about 7:30 p.m. and scrambled Ohio Department of Natural Resources wildlife Officer Josh Zientek.

After brief investigation, Zientek pinned the blame on the family dog which attacked the squirrel in first place.

“The family dog had gotten ahold of the squirrel,” he said. “She was in close proximity and (the squirrel) latched onto her hand.”

“Basically, she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

In the end a licensed pest control trapper shot the squirrel and took its body to the Huron County Health Department for testing.   

Zientek said squirrels don’t commonly carry rabies. The testing was just to save the girl from several rounds precautionary of rabies shots. 

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