Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The squirrels moved in.


Squirrels have invaded our upstairs walls. Emet saw one the other day walking the electrical wires to get up to the roof. He pointed and yelled, "A bear! A bear!"
Well, at this point, I would rather it had been a bear, because then he wouldn't be able to squeeze into the walls and make so much of a racket as to keep me up at night...every night. I imagine they've set up their kitchen with a stockpile of walnuts, gathered from the convenient tree right outside their front door hole, and their bedroom complete with a spun fiberglass bed taken from our insulation. I really hope they don't plan on having a family...
(clever photo from here.)

8 comments:

Courtney said...

that is funny and awful at the same time! ;)

Michael and Jana said...

I had one hanging onto my kitchen window this morning. They are tenacious little boogers!

Vailmama said...

Better call Bill Murray!

Distressing Delilah said...

What a great shot! Adorable!

Tins and Treasures said...

We have squirrels that visit our deck (makes our cats crazy) but never between our walls! Wow!!

Anitra Cameron said...

Emet's exclamation made me think of a little girl I used to take care of. The first time we went for a walk, she kept pointing up and exclaiming, "Circle! Circle!" It took me a bit, but then I realized she couldn't pronounce "squirrel".

On a more sober note, if you can plug the hole(s) where they're getting in, you should do it. Squirrels will often chew wiring. They're a fire hazard, not just a nuisance. I'm not trying to scare you, but I don't want to sit around here worrying about you!

Collin Peterson said...

whatever you do don't poison them! We learned our lesson here at the studio a few years back. Traps with bait is your best bet. We got one delivered for free from animal control.

Amanda Conley said...

Ah, yes...the smell...those poor little guys. I really don't want to hurt them...but they've got to go!