Indiana College Warns of Squirrel Attacks
“students and workers are advised to stop feeding the furry menaces”
If you find yourself anywhere near Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, be sure you’re not carrying any mixed nuts.
USA Today reports:
Indiana college warns of possible squirrel attacks
When visiting Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, it may be best to cover your ankles from the hostile and possibly disease-ridden squirrels.
“Recently, there have been reports of aggressive squirrels around the IUPUI campus,” the school wrote in a Campus Life blog post on July 25. “Squirrels may look cute, and they are fun to watch scampering about, but they should not be treated as pets.”
Squirrels are known to carry diseases such as rabies, salmonella and even plague, the university said. IUPUI students and workers are advised to stop feeding the furry menaces.
“If fed by humans often enough, they will stop foraging for their own food and will rely on humans,” the university said.
When squirrels get used to being fed, they lose their fear and start approaching people for a handout. If they don’t get food, the university said, the squirrels may attack.
“Squirrels are wild animals and should be left alone to coexist in our community,” the university said. “Please leave IUPUI campus squirrels alone.”
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Does anyone on college campuses have nuts, mixed or otherwise?
“Recently, there have been reports of aggressive squirrels around the IUPUI campus,”…
Are they sure they aren’t just SJWs*?
*Squirrel Justice Warriors
I went to college in the late 80s and we had a squirrel policy then. Students were not allowed to feed, touch, interact with or molest the squirrels in any way. We didn’t have campus cops back then but the city did impose a $100 fine if anyone was caught messing around with a squirrel. I remember reading the form and laughing as I signed it. I thought it was an overreaction to the Ray Stevens song.
Democrat (n): An individual who always knows best, who always violates age old rules originally put in place for everyone’s protection, and who cannot understand why everything failed as a consequence of the traditional rules being rewritten.
Squirrely: See Democrat
Nuts: See Liberal
Mixed Nuts: See LGBT