Soooo, squirrels are cute, right??
I thought so as I was watching the baby squirrels run down our pecan trees. They'd stop about 6" from the ground, jump like it was 6 feet, pivot, run up the tree and do it all over again. So dang cute. I even did a baby squirrel rescue when one of the girls got between him and the tree. Wrigley actually had it in her mouth, poor baby thought it was her squeek toy. I had to run like the wind, (not a good visual, I know) to cut her off at the pass. Wrigley was making a bee-line for the doggie door. You have to know that as soon as she was in the laundry room, she was releasing that baby squirrel. Remember, she thought it was her favorite thing in the whole world, a squeek toy that looks like...a squirrel. Thank God no one could see me screaming like a banshee running for the doggie door. I had to cut her off!! I scared the living daylight out of poor Wrigs. She dropped that squirrel. I had to put the dogs in the house, and then use the hose to gently coax that baby to run back to the tree to see him run back to his momma. If you've ever heard a PO'd squirrel, you know what that momma had to say! I think it's safe to say I'm out of her will! So, I'm hoping I'm not becoming paranoid, but there was a squirrel in the cottonwood tree, and it was throwing the seed pods at me. We're talking ping pong size seed pods. Solid. Bouncing in the pool, splat, splat. I still thought they were so cute. Then it happened...they discovered my garden. Those little S.O.B.s. After babying my garden and harvesting spinach, lettuce, wax beans, onions, herbs and lots of cherry tomatoes and my favorite-yellow heirloom tomatoes, I looked out the window to see one of those cute baby squirrels with an heirloom tomato that was twice the size of it's head in his mouth. And it looked me right in the eye...and I swear... it laughed!! The next day same thing, except it had a cherry tomato...he looked like he was wearing lipstick!! I haven't harvested a tomato in a week or so. This may be war, although I refuse to use the BB gun offered to me. However, it ain't over yet!!
P.S.-did I mention these critters also run down the trees and stick their tongues out at the dogs...lots of their barking and lots of my yelling at them "NO BARKING!!!". Sometimes it works....most times it doesn't.