SARASOTA, Fla. (FOX 13) - Robby Armstrong will never forget what happened to him on Saturday.
He was walking toward his work truck, which was parked right behind his Sarasota home.
As he walked around to the back of the truck, he was ambushed.
"I heard the scratching coming up my back. I felt him here and here," he said as he pointed around his side.
His attacker was a squirrel. Robby didn't know what hit him.
"I didn't know what it was. I just reached over and grabbed him," Robby remembered. "He ran around there and I chased him up a tree. He ran to this tree over here and then we went over to the neighbor's yard."
It only lasted seconds, but Robby walked away bleeding a feeling a little nutty.
"I was just laughing. I laughed right when it happened. I couldn’t quit laughing it was just so funny. It never hurt," he said.
When his neighbors heard about the attack, they revealed they had found the squirrel injured in their back yard. They tried to nurse it back to health.
"My neighbors brought it in their house because it was a squirrel in their yard that was hurt. They nursed it back and he went a little crazy in there," Robby said.
The neighbors released it back into the wild after it started to attack them.
As for Robby, he's okay.
"These are the scratches from his claws. This is a teeth mark here and here," he said.
His wounds will heal and he bears no grudge against the squirrel. He even gave it a nickname.
"He's the crazy, 8-up squirrel," he said.
Robby and his family have only seen the squirrel once since the attack and they’re keeping their eyes peeled, just in case it comes back.
"Of all things. A baby little squirrel," he said.