Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Four-legged Intruder

We got up to an abrupt start early this morning when we had a furry creature break into the house in a creative way. I was still asleep when I heard a loud rustling of leaves right in the bedroom. "The chimney!" I cried. Before we knew it, there was a big thud.

A squirrel dropped about 25 feet from our roof all the way down to our chimney, and landed right in the middle of our bedroom. I don't know who was more freaked out-- me or the squirrel. The frantic fella darted throughout the bedroom and into our kitchen. It jumped on top of our microwave, counter and flew over our turtle tank. Poor turtles probably hid in their shells.

That whole time I was screaming like a little girl, while my husband jumped into action and shooed the crazy, hyped-up squirrel out the door. My hero. You might think squirrels are cute, and they are from far away. But believe me these Chilango squirrels are aggressive.

All-in-all, the squirrel did not jump on my face like I feared. The damage was not too bad--just a broken mug.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Hey Nancy, not sure I ever told you that I am the author of a blog on squirrels. Yes, squirrels. So this was perfect fodder for my blog, too!