(KPRC/CNN) -- You’ve heard of angry birds? Snakes on a plane? How about an angry squirrel biting on your front porch?

We’re talking blood-curdling attacks that have left a neighborhood in Cypress, Texas on edge. 

"We usually don't go outside in the daytime because he comes out in the daytime," said resident Sharlene French-Amezquita. 

She said the squirrel started off friendly and playful. But for some reason in the past few weeks, it’s become imposing and aggressive. It even bit two moms in the Bridgeland Shores neighborhood.

French-Amezquita said it attacked her after she tried to stop the animal from chewing up her front door.

“When I stepped outside the door he leaped on me and bit my arm, I pulled him off, threw him to the ground, and tried to get in the house,” she said. “I couldn’t get in the house because he came back, he bit this leg.”

She has the stitches and bite marks to prove it. The squirrel also attacked Katie Herrera.

“It’s scary,” Herrera said. “I’m just very grateful that it actually attacked me and not my children.”

Families said the ordeal may sound amusing to some but this one small animal has them on constant edge. They’re hoping the squirrel gets trapped soon and things can go back to normal.

“We love animals here in the neighborhood, and my family loves animals, and we help animal shelters,” Daniel Amezquita said. “But it’s kind of scary to see a squirrel that really jumps on you and attacks you that bad.”

Residents said they’ve contacted both animal control and Texas Parks & Wildlife. They said they were told the animal can’t be moved until it is trapped.

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After the residents befriended him it's reasonable to think they subsequently made a series of generous donations. The little squirrel [and even his family] grew to depend on them when their donations suddenly stopped. Something animal lovers never do. But a recent citation with a hefty fine could explain that. Although routine for police, budget wrecking citations are a serious matter for targeted citizens. And is why thousands of more Americans everyday now openly hate cops. And often do so until the end of life.

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