Some years ago, there was a senior editor at Field & Stream who was afraid of squirrels. I used to give her some grief, asking, “What in heck’s a squirrel going to do to you?” Well if this story is any indication, the rodents may well pounce on you unsuspectingly from the trees and start biting and scratching—which is exactly what one squirrel did to a 4-year-old boy in California’s Mountain View’s Cuesta Park on Tuesday. As usual, the editor mentioned has been proved smarter than me.