Monday, March 16, 2009

Unwelcome House Guest's: Where I Draw the Line on Hospitality

The Flying Squirrel

The flying squirrel is crazy.

Though he has no feathers (much less wings),

He scampers up into the tallest tree

And cries, “Toot-toot! I'm a parachute!”

And away off the highest branches he springs

Into empty air, spreading every hair,

His arms and legs spread wide to the side,

Till he lands with a thump that's almost quiet......

Admire it child but don't try it.

John Gardner (in Eric Carle's Animals, Animals)

So we have been having problems with Flying Squirrels the last couple of months. Yes we had one actually get into our house and yes I was ready to put the "For Sale" sign up. I think we have things taken care of now. As soon as we hired somebody to take care of things we haven't had a problem. I think the flying squirrels tapped our phone lines and as soon as they heard "Humane Euthanasia" they packed up camp. Oh and just so you know, Flying Squirrels are CRAZY!!!

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