Visit Tampa’s Anderson Park and it’s likely you’ll discover
some uninvited guests turn up to ruin your picnic.
No, it’s not ants to blame for making some antsy about spending time at this Hyde Park haven. It’s the squirrels, according to The Tampa Tribune.
It seems human visitors at the park have gone overboard feeding the furry little rodents and now those rodents are demanding their due from those who stop by to enjoy the park.
The Tribune reports the squirrels are no longer shy. In fact, they’re quite willing to jump at kids who have food in their hands, attack adults for a morsel to call their own and are even willing to dive into diaper bags in hopes of finding something tasty to eat.
While park officials have posted signs warning against feeding the critters, it seems folks just haven’t paid attention.
Find out more about the aggressive rodents by checking out The Tribune’s full story.
And, tell us, have you encountered overly aggressive animals at other Tampa Bay area parks? Do you heed the signs or go ahead and feed animals anyway?