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Old 15th October 2008
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Frank Garren is tough guy. The 6-foot, 4-inch former Army sergeant was awarded a Purple Heart after surviving a roadside bomb while deployed in Iraq in 2004. He knows about combat and quick reactions.

An angry squirrel is another matter, said Garren, who reported just such a run-in recently in Washington Park.

“You might expect a mugging in the park, but not to be attacked by a tree rodent,” the 34-year-old Springfield resident said Monday. “I never thought a squirrel could kick my (behind).”

He said the animal, which Garren estimated weighed 2 to 3 pounds, pounced on his head after he simulated a squirrel call to get its attention Sunday afternoon.

Garren walked away with several scratches on his face and head, and a newfound respect for a squirrel’s agility.

“I think next time I’ll keep my distance,” he said.

The couple were on the west side of the park near one of the ponds when Garren spotted an “enormous” male fox squirrel on a tree branch. Garren has hunted squirrels before, and said he’s never seen one that size before.

“He was as fat as a softball,” he said, adding that the squirrel appeared two feet long, head to tail.

Garren said he made a squirrel call to get the animal’s attention, thinking it would impress Stone.

“Whatever I said in squirrel language must have made him mad,” Garren said. The squirrel latched onto Garren’s head and face with its claws before running off.

“I was left dumbfounded,” he said, noting he only saw a flurry of fur and eyes. “It was like someone had hit me with a brick.”

The couple said Stone was “rolling on the ground laughing” until she realized Garren was bleeding.
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thats pretty funny......those little bastards are strong and have a hell of a grip....i held one once and it was very feisty..............
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Any chance of rabies from a squirrel scratch?

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Here is the squirrel in question

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This squirrel should not be taken lightly. It has been awarded the medal of honor twice, and the soldier's medal 3 times for acts of heroism in peacetime. It has also won several strongest squirrel competitions and is currently set to deploy to Basra in December. Here he is getting a special treat from his significant other upon redeployment from his last mission in Kabul:
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