Central Park squirrel has gone nuts.Read This First
Sounds like a rabies story. This disease is pretty rare nowadays but these are classic symptoms of it. The animal infected with rabies bites, and is unafraid of humans. They said the squirrel died and that to me is a clear indication the squirrel had rabies. They will most likely have to give all bitten and scratched a rabies vaccination. Poor fellows too as those shots are very painful.