OK, take the kid out of this story and it becomes the funniest thing I've read all week...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- An aggressive squirrel pounced on a 4-year-old boy in an attack last week in Cuesta Park in Mountain View, Calif.
The attack happened as the boy's mother unwrapped a muffin during a picnic.
The attack is not the first one reported at the park. Mountain View Community Services Director David Muela said that as many as six people have been bitten or scratched by squirrels since May, and that the attacks have become more ferocious in the last month.
In response to attacks, the city of Mountain View has announced it plans to start trapping and killing the aggressive tree squirrels, but in a humane way.
Dumb California animal rights activists playing in the park = good
Angry, wild squirrels attacking innocent children in the park = bad
Angry, wild squirrels attacking dumb California animal rights activists playing in the park = hilarious!
I think I'll pull for the squirrels here.