Friday, November 26, 2010

Off-Leash Dogs Killing Squirrels In Washington Square Park

A squirrel is seen at the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880
Off-leash bogs are responsible for killing squirrels in Washington Square Park according to witnesses. Off-leash dogs are also responsible for stressing park wildlife. (Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)


Dogs are allowed to run free at an enclosure at Washington Square Park, but some chess players said a woman was letting her two large dogs off the leash in other areas of the park where they’ve been viciously attacking squirrels.

“The dogs came from over here. They jumped this fence, this fence, grabbed the squirrel, killed the squirrel, was taking the squirrel back to her, ” one player said. “Twice I’ve seen dogs kill squirrels. German shepherds.”

A parks worker named Jose said he saw the woman and her dogs, but didn’t know they were killing the furry creatures. “I mean I don’t like it. I feed the squirrels. I love the squirrels. They’re my pals.”


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New York Daily News - November 27, 2010 - By Kerry Burke and Jose Martinez

1 comment:

  1. Wow, do these same people freak out when a hawk or an owl eats a squirrel?