It’s basically a rat with a bushy tail and the alarming ability to scale trees or, I don’t know, your leg, at a rapid rate. A squirrel is a wild animal, people, not your gerbil. And these things are so used to being hand-fed now that they aren’t just fat; they’re fearless. I’ve seen a few that could take down a small dog.
Of course, this could just be a well-thought-out career plan. Suing because you got bit and then got rabies seems as close to a legal slam dunk as you can get.
USA, USA, USA.