|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||11 Nov 2016 7:10 a.m. PST|
|Winston Smith ||11 Nov 2016 9:25 a.m. PST|
Next time I'm petting a red squirrel I'll be sure to check his ears and snout.
|zoneofcontrol ||11 Nov 2016 8:27 p.m. PST|
I just go all to pieces when I read stories like this.
|TNE2300||11 Nov 2016 8:58 p.m. PST|
|Roderick Robertson ||12 Nov 2016 10:29 a.m. PST|
Squirrels in California are carriers for Bubonic Plague.
|zoneofcontrol ||12 Nov 2016 5:10 p.m. PST|
Growing up we had 6 households with adjoining back yards. They were full of flower gardens, vegetable gardens, trees and shrubs and the like. We also had our own colony of squirrels whom we all kept fed with peanuts in the shell. The squirrels would come up on to our porches and stand up at the windows when they wanted more. We'd go outside with a bag of peanuts and sit on the steps and hand feed them. They'd come up, take a nut out of our hands, sit down beside us and eat it and reach over for another.
That was up until rabies started becoming a problem in the area. We all stopped hand feeding when we lost a few to the disease.
| Bowman ||13 Nov 2016 8:01 a.m. PST|
Add Lyme Disease to the mix:
|Old Wolfman||16 Nov 2016 7:36 a.m. PST|
New nest in a nearby tree on my block.
|Gunfreak ||18 Nov 2016 4:04 p.m. PST|
Well at least you don't have rabid sparrows and rude deers!
| Bowman ||20 Nov 2016 11:03 a.m. PST|
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||20 Nov 2016 11:29 a.m. PST|
| Bowman ||20 Nov 2016 1:18 p.m. PST|
I have deer close to my house. Some are suspected in carrying Lyme Disease. I don't want them to be rude on top of all that.
|Hafen von Schlockenberg ||21 Nov 2016 12:50 p.m. PST|
I have herds of them grazing. When I go outside, they're like "Wadda you lookin' at?"
|Gunfreak ||21 Nov 2016 2:04 p.m. PST|
They'll give you lime disease while saying: you mama so fat she doesn't need to forage for the winter, she's fat enough for 10 winters.
|Neroon||23 Nov 2016 2:53 p.m. PST|
Well 2 or 3 squirrels in the backyard are cute woodland creatures, but 7 or 8 are destructive vermin and need to be dealt with accordingly. I see that in the big maple tree next door there are 3 squirrel nests. It's time to activate Ol' Painless link and cull the herd. I've been averaging 50 to 75 of the little b*st*rds from late fall to spring every year for the last 5 years (also 4 raccoons and 3 skunks). It still seems like pulling buckets of water out of the ocean.
|Old Wolfman||24 Feb 2017 7:40 a.m. PST|
I see a fair number of gray squirrels in my vicinity. Reminds me of an old "The Far Side" strip where an old lady is crouching down offering some nuts to a pair of squirrels and one squirrel says to the other "I can't stand it. They're so cute when they do that."