posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 07:30 PM
Squirrels! Bah humbug! When we first moved here six years ago, we had a normal amount of gray squirrels and hardly any ground squirrels (chipmunks).
We did have a small supply of flying squirrels (in our attic). The flying squirrels didn’t really like us trapping them constantly and taking them
across the lake (although I do believe they probably beat us home), so when we put up a bunch of bird houses, they decided these made better homes
than the attic, which was OK with us as they really are entertaining little creatures.
Well, after a few years of drought, we are now overloaded with all kinds of squirrels. The oak trees set on more acorns in a drought as a defense,
and more food means a healthy supply of squirrels. My husband and his air gun (plus two cats and two dogs) try to keep them in check, but it is a
losing battle. Those darned chipmunks – they dig holes everywhere. And they are stupid – if a cat chases them it’s not unusual for them to
commit suicide by jumping into the pool – and then I have to dig out a dead critter. Ours haven’t become aggressive yet, but they have become
braver and will walk right by you within a couple of feet if they think you aren’t paying any attention. OP, I feel your pain.