'Possibly Deranged' Queens Squirrel Apologizes for Biting Neighbor: 'This Is Not Who I Am'

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Just hours after The Guardian published photographs of injuries inflicted by a “possibly deranged” queens squirrel going berserk on her neighbors for the completely innocuous act of moving into a new apartment, the squirrel has issued a fairly rote Notes App apology saying that this is not the squirrel she is and she’s working on herself blah, blah, blah. You’ve seen other Notes App squirrel apologies, and this one pretty much just fills in the blanks.

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Here it is in full if you’re not sick of this wild animal fake contrition that is much more concerned with sorrow over having been caught attacking several people in broad daylight in a public place for petty or non-existent reasons than remorse over the injury caused by the actual biting and scratching.

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Screenshot: Rego Park Squirrel Instagram

Meanwhile, neighbors say that this is not the first incident of this nature in Rego Park, just the first one that gained media coverage, though no apologies were forthcoming when there were no cameras to force them. It’s like the old saying goes: When a squirrel shows you who they are, believe them (and not their Notes App).

DISCUSSION

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anneelliott1993

Just to be squirrely about it, I’m going Team Squirrels-Are-Assholes. I am backed up on this assertion by my precious German Shepherd, usually at full vicious guard dog volume at about midnight when we old gals get up for the late evening pee. I’m sure our neighbors hate us.