fdelano Posted November 26, 2011 Share Posted November 26, 2011 For several days I often heard the skittering, run-jump of a squirrel across the roof, then silence. Curiosity led me to settle in a chair on the top deck where I could view the whole scene of the top of the house below. Within minutes, the cautious creature climbed a tree on the eastern side and started its run to the west. From the ledge, it jumped about five feet to a limb from a near tree, then proceeded to fly from one limb to another, tree to tree. My thoughts were to nip this roof-runner in the bud, so I got my ladder and saw to lop off the squirrel’s landing limb. I could not wait to see the varmint’s reaction. When I next heard his nails above me, I ran out to watch from my perch on the deck just in time to see him reach the edge, ready to jump. He stopped, looking all around as though to say, "What the hell?" After about a minute while I gloated at having out-foxed the critter, he launched himself to another branch a good two feet further away than the one I had cut off. He landed with ease and took up his usual path, seemingly without wonder at what had happened. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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