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Aggressive, Entitled Squirrels Cause Trouble for Guests Dining at Walt Disney World

At Walt Disney World, adorable animals are typically celebrated, whether they’re mice, ducks, or chipmunks. But lately, a squirrel menace has invaded the resort.

On Sunday, WDWNT reporters captured this footage of a rather aggressive squirrel trying to sample a guest’s turkey leg at The American Adventure in EPCOT. While their attempt proved unsuccessful, they managed to cause an additional bit of chaos by knocking over a full soda cup.

Since then, readers have reached out to us with their own stories of unfortunate and terrifying squirrel encounters.

One responder had their own unique way of handling the situation:

Of course, this isn’t the first time WDWNT has come face-to-face with these would-be thieves. On Thursday, as our reporter sat down to try the new Peanut Butter Cold Brew Cookie and French Toast Nitro Cold Brew from Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs, they bravely stared down a squirrel who wanted to do a review of their own. Will their entitled behavior never cease?

A terrifying squirrel stalks his prey

Luckily, they were able to remove the tempting items before the squirrel attacked. Still, if you encounter one of these threatening creatures, be prepared to make a quick exit, and most importantly, don’t feed them.

Have you ever had to deal with a squirrel attack at a Disney park? Share your story in the comments!

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  1. Charlie and her family were there at wdw just like the rest of resident animals before we all got there. That being said lets all stop feeding them like there your pets dropped food etc is one thing litterally feeding them is another. Its not just guests the cms feed the animals too. I knew a few when i wrked at wdw hence why i know charlie and the squriells are all probably her family line. Charlie herself lives at studios in the courtyard area!

  2. Chill out, it’s just a Sword in The Stone meet and greet.

    Pretty soon Chapek will make this an up charge…

  3. The squirrels were there first!And apparently something is trying to catch them-A few have stubby tails where a predator has tried and failed.

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