We could see how being chased down by an animal might be terrifying. You never know what to expect. Is it going to attack? Is it diseased? Who knows. We've all seen "when animals attack" videos, right? So, no judgement against people who call the police when an animal is pursuing them.
It's just, well, we don't normally expect those calls to be about an animal quite so...um..."unimposing" as the one that prompted a man in Germany to make a panicked phone call to his local emergency number. He explained that he was being chased by an animal and was scared. Officers asked him if he could identify the type of animal so they could be prepared when they arrived on scene. Understandable! You don't want to show up thinking you're going to be catching a Labrador and have it end up being someone's escaped pet tiger or something. The animal terrorizing the man, according to the caller, was a ferocious baby squirrel.
This guy, to be exact.