Contractor Claims He Was Attacked, Injured by Pet Squirrel

Now he's suing
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 27, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Contractor Claims He Was Attacked, Injured by Pet Squirrel
   (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A contractor is suing a Virginia couple for $90,000 for injuries he says were caused when their pet squirrel attacked, the AP reports. According to the Virginian-Pilot, Daniel Felice says he was doing contract work this summer when Deborah and Paul Desjardin's squirrel bit and scratched his leg and hand. The lawsuit says the couple was keeping the animal as a pet. But Paul Desjardin says they never had a pet squirrel, and that the animal lived outside in their neighborhood, but never indoors with them. Under city code, residents are not allowed to keep wild animals without a permit. Paul Desjardin says their insurance company is handling the lawsuit, which was filed this month. (Read more squirrel stories.)

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