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  • 08/09
  • Community
  • Environment


This week BPCA has received reports about squirrel bites in the Rockefeller Park Playground area. We are taking steps to address this situation, including coordinating with the New York City Health Department.

According to the NYC Health Department:

– Please do not feed or interact with wildlife in parks. Squirrels exhibiting aggressive behavior have usually been fed by humans before – and are looking to eat again, or feel threatened. (The City of New York receives about 70 reports of squirrel bites each year, usually from people who have been feeding them.)

– To report an animal bite with the Health Department for tracking and follow up, call 311 or file online.

Additional resources:

o WildlifeNYC – Eastern Gray Squirrels (NYC Department of Parks & Recreation)

o Squirrels in New York City Parks (NYC Department of Parks & Recreation)

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