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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Squirrels: Friend Or Foe?

I was turning into my neighborhood the other day when a squirrel ran across the street in front of my car so I stomped on the brakes to let the little fella get passed.

As I was about to push down on the accelerator, another squirrel appeared from the brush and made the dash across the street only he was followed by another one , two, three, four, five, six... SEVEN... EIGHT!

That's right eight friggin' squirrels all ran across the street in one lot.

I feared they might be copycat rodents trying to take a page out of the book these Russians wrote.

But then I remembered Charlie from last summer and I can't imagine that guy wilding about the 'hood.

I find the things a mild nuisance, especially when they are looting the bird seed from my feeders or trying to burrow into my attic's crawl space, but for the most part I feel I have a harmonious relationship with those guys.

But I have found that most people either love them or hate them.

How about you?


Matt said...

In college, my nickname was Squirrel because a flying squirrel flew into my room on my first night on campus. That's where the "squirrel" comes from in redsquirrel. I guess I'll vote in favor of the nasty rodents.

AMR said...

I think they were setting up a carjacking before they realized you were a punk rocker and decided to flee the scene for fear of getting a taste of your brass knuckles.

JonMcP said...

I always like a little squirrel!

John said...

You know my feelings. Drowning's too good for 'em.

By the way, have you seen this?

Stumbled across it while trying to track you down. I'm currently in Californi-eye with the family.

bejewell said...

My husband's favorite t-shirt has a picture of a squirrel holding a baseball bat, with a pile of acorns behind him, and in big letters it says "PROTECT YOUR NUTS."

The mere existence of this t-shirt makes me love squirrels.