Sunday, December 04, 2005

speaking of angry squirrels...

We seem to have been overwhelmed by wild animals going wild lately. The Vol Abroad has now placed squirrels and chipmunks alongside the mauling 'roos and dreaded kinkajous on our list of seemingly cute and docile creatures gone bad. Sadly, it is more than one man can handle.

But I must admit to feeling a bit responsible for the turning of the squirrels.

There were many tall squirrel inhabited trees behind our apartment in Knoxville (the trees were tall, not the squirrels). I would wait for them to creep onto our back deck and then quickly open the back door to unleash my fattened, yet excited Brittany Spaniel upon them. They would scatter and sometimes get caught in the netting we had to keep the cat on the deck, but the dog you know as "Carl Weathers" never got his jaws on any of them.

Still, they were understandably pissed off and would actually throw nuts at me sometimes when I was grilling out. The little bastards are certainly capable of carrying a grudge.

Luckily, there are no tall trees or tall or short squirrels about the meager grounds surrounding Casa Camino.


Blogger Vol Abroad said...

Oh well, you do what you can...

Squirrels are pretty easy - they can definitely turn mean despite their fluffy tails - but chipmunks? Other than Alvin, Simon and Theodore, no chipmunk ever hurt anybody.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

The chipmunks have merely been lulling us into a false sense of security and have therefore left us vulnerable.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Squirrels are wily and vindictive little fuckers. They are also prone to vandalism and thievery.


9:18 AM  

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