Of Squirrels and Hot Lazy Minnesota Days

While bustling around the house, I happened to stop and look out the kitchen window. What’s that I see?

A rat! I see a rat in the tree!

Black Squirrel
Black Squirrel

Looking closer, I noticed a long furry tail. No, that is not a rat I mused to myself. That is a squirrel. A black squirrel.

Black Squirrel
Black Squirrel

He was just resting and resting and resting. I watched him for a few minutes then left and came back again. Huh. He had turned to face the opposite way on the same branch.

Black Squirrel
Black Squirrel

And there he lay for quite a while. I thought “Maybe I should put some water out for him,” but I dismissed the thought as squirrels can be unfriendly even when they’re helpless.

Later in the day, I noticed the squirrel had left his branch. Then I also noticed something else.

On the ground lay our bird feeder. The squirrel (I’m assuming) had worked himself into a tizzy and tried to get to the bird feeder which is squirrel proof. Well, it’s squirrel proof if the squirrel doesn’t knock it down to the ground.

Well, I am certainly glad I didn’t offer our unfriendly squirrel any water.

And the bird feeder? It survived the squirrel attack and we hung it in a place that is squirrel proof.


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