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Squirrel attacks senior center residents: 'People are bleeding'

Animal somehow got into activity room

DELTONA, Fla. – At least three people were attacked by a squirrel at a Deltona senior center Thursday afternoon, according to a 911 call obtained by WKMG-TV.

A woman called for medical assistance at the senior center on Alabaster Way.

The caller told dispatch at least three people were attacked by a squirrel around 2 p.m. after it got into the activity room.

“It’s jumping on people and biting them and scratching them,” the caller said. “It’s still in there and people are bleeding.”

People can be heard in the background asking each other if they are all right.

“I feel light-headed. I don’t feel good,” a woman said in the background.

During the more than three-minute 911 call, the squirrel was eventually tossed out of the building, but the caller said people required medical assistance.

You can hear people in the background of the call breathing heavily, saying they don't feel well. 

“I don’t know if we need an ambulance, but we need some care for people here,” the caller said. “… The people are bleeding.”

LISTEN: 911 call

The caller finally said people have gotten to safety, in the office and lobby, after the squirrel was thrown out.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office has not released any other information about the squirrel attack. The condition of the victims are unknown.

A manager at the senior center did not want to comment. The corporate office said officials there are aware of the situation, and will return our call.

It's unclear if the squirrel was captured.


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