Squirrel’s revenge

The truck arrives to remove the seed-filled mover

The truck arrives to remove the seed-filled mover

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a red squirrel adapted to the giant earth mover that’s been marring what little remains of our view since before Christmas. He or she doesn’t hang around here during the summer, but there’s evidence left behind.

Last week, a man came to take the machine away, but there was a problem: it wouldn’t start. He came to our house to ask if we had an outdoor electrical outlet he could use to start the thing, but alas, our older house does not have such a modern convenience. I took the opportunity to ask him whether he had found anything in the cab, and he replied that it was “full of seeds and corn,” a testament to the squirrel’s determination and hard work over the winter.


Oh, and here’s the monster garage that eclipses our salt pond view. It is so big, a reporter doing a profile of our neighborhood mistakenly wrote that it was a house!


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Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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8 Responses to Squirrel’s revenge

  1. Hahaha…love that! Those squirrels are so entertaining.

    I also thought that was a house when I first saw the photo. A garage?! OH my goodness, that is HUGE! What are they planning to park in there? An airplane?


    • dirtynailz says:

      They already have a two car garage, but they felt they needed this for their vehicular overflow. They are newly-rich, kind of like the Beverly Hillbillies, but unlike the Clampets,(sp?) they are rude and unpleasant.


  2. herbdoc says:

    I knew that little guy would leave his mark on that monster machine! 🙂 The town and Coastal Resources should be ashamed of themselves for letting this eye pollution take place.


    • dirtynailz says:

      The final insult this week was when he had toxic chemicals applied to his lawn – right at the edge of the salt pond. The fact that this is permitted astounds me.


  3. CJ Wright says:

    Hurray for the little squirrel.
    That garage is disgusting, dn! I thought they were adding on to the house and building a garage. Those folks have some major issues.


  4. Lee says:

    That *is* a giant garage. Most people in the world don’t live in that much space. On the squirrel, they can incapacitate any vehicle. I’ve heard many sad tales about what they do to wires under the hoods of cars. Bottom line: Like a country boy, a squirrel will survive.


    • dirtynailz says:

      Too bad the squirrel didn’t chew wires in the new garage. That would have been great.
      This neighbor’s excess is very disturbing to me. I wish he would just go away.


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