Friday, January 10, 2014

Squirrely Quandary

Imagine you're walking past your bathroom window, and you see this:

Yes, there's a squirrel in the window well. 

Surprising, no?  Well, imagine that particular window is approximately ten feet off the ground, with no nearby trees, and a two foot overhang complete with gutters from there to the roof.  How'd he get there?

Well, he must've climbed the siding, you say.  Except the siding is painted and kind of slippery on a good day.  Today it's misting and everything is slick with moisture. 

We're kinda of stumped as to how he got up there.  And he was kinda stymied as to how he was going to get down. 

In the end, after several aborted attempts, he went over the side.  It wasn't graceful by any stretch of the imagination.  In fact, he fell most of the way...

No worries, though.  Mr, Grey Squirrel ran to the closest tree and scampered up it, where he was seen cleaning his fur moments later in a whole "I meant to do that" fashion.

Screwy squirrels.

I say he climbed the siding.  Hubs thinks he found a way off the roof to that spot.  Either way, I think we've got a member of the Flying Wallenda family - squirrel edition.


  1. Squirrels are the acrobats of the animal world. And they taste good too. :)

    1. LOL, yes, they are acrobats. And yes, if I remember correctly, they taste good, too. It's been ages since I had squirrel, though.

  2. How cool that you had your camera handy!

    1. That's the window I use to take pics of the deer, so the camera's usually nearby. But get this, I no sooner set the camera down, and the squirrel started trying to climb the window. By the time I got the lens cap off and turned it back on, he stopped. I swear, the critters know when my camera's not ready.

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    1. And these aren't even the flying squirrels we're supposed to have around here, but that I haven't seen yet, Deb. =o)