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Squirrels: Two Funny Cute and Short True Stories

I live in Houston and have worked as a nurse. I have a lifelong passion for traveling, nature, and photography (preferably all together!).

Squirrel with Soda Cracker

Squirrel with Soda Cracker

Story Number One

When my mother was growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my grandfather fed the squirrels on an outside windowsill of their home in the wintertime.

The City of Milwaukee rests on Lake Michigan banks, one of the Great Lakes, and they would get substantial amounts of snow (called the "lake effect") in the wintertime.
Many people would routinely take care of the birds furnishing them with seeds in feeders, hanging suet in the trees, etc., but my grandfather also thought about the cute little squirrels.

My grandfather figured that their stored and buried nuts in the ground would be hard to find under that accumulated snow. Thus he began his habit of feeding them through a cracked open window of the house in the winter, placing the food on the windowsill outside.

A wooden pole extending from a nearby tree to the window created a path, and his regular visitors liked this arrangement. The squirrels utilized this nicely provided route above the snowy ground to come and feast on the banquet supplied by my amused grandfather.

This spectacle provided a source of entertainment for each of the family members inside of the warm and cozy home, who also enjoyed watching the squirrels close up antics on the other side of the glass window.

There are few things cuter than watching a squirrel hold a piece of food in their tiny paws and rotate it as they chew. What starts as a square soda cracker as an example soon becomes rounded and finally disappears as the squirrel keeps munching and turning it. Those bright little eyes and swishing tails make for a high action figure, and those alert creatures are swift in their reactions to stimuli of any kind.

My grandfather made it easier than this for the squirrels!

Oh Oh!

One day while the window was still cracked open, one of the squirrels made his way into the house! Frenetic activity ensued as everyone inside tried to chase the squirrel back outside amidst squeals of laughter and orders continually changing how best to accomplish that daunting task. Their dog, Jiggs, was especially interested in the chase! He was a great hunter, and this was right up his alley!

Opening more windows, and fortunately, before anything broke, the surprised and frightened critter joined his counterparts back outside in his natural environment.

A squirrel in the house only happened once, and strict measures ensued so that there was never an encore performance! I heard this story more than once from my mother, and it must have been quite the commotion to have made such a lasting memory. Opening so many windows to offer more escape routes for the squirrel must have let much of that frigid air inside the house. Brrrrr!

Photo of Jiggs

Photo of Jiggs

"Well, it may be humorous to you, but it’s a very serious matter to the squirrels."

— Lisa Kleypas

Story Number Two

Another true story happened to my husband and me not many years ago. Squirrels made their way into our attic, and the first indication we had of it was a noise inside the sheetrock of a bedroom wall. They were building a nest in that spot!

To make a long story short, after cutting two more holes than necessary in the sheetrock to locate the nest and eradicate it, our friendly painter had more of a significant repair than initially planned. We ended up having him paint the entire room after the sheetrock repair.

More insulation had to be reinstalled in the wall as the squirrels had pretty much shredded it and packed it down for their excellent and cozy protected nesting site. We found the nest, but not the squirrels, so we knew that they still had to be in the attic.

Let the Battle Begin!

Naturally, we could have called a pest control company and hired them to do the job. As animal lovers, we consulted with our local Wildlife Rehabilitation Center instead. Here were their suggestions in no particular order.

Suggestion #1

Distribute dog or cat feces up in our attic to dissuade the little critters from wanting to make a home there.

We do have some inside cats, but we didn't like having their feces tossed about in the insulation at random. So we compromised! As we cleaned the cat litter, we filled a couple of small paper bags with their feces and tossed them into the corners of the attic where we suspected the squirrels might have entered. We figured we could always more easily retrieve the bags later on after solving our problem. And hopefully, the smell would make the squirrels think that there were cats up there?

When we moved to our new home, we never remembered the bags filled with "goodies" in the attic until after the fact. I hope the new owner doesn't discover it someday, thinking it is a great treasure. She will be heartily disappointed and probably wonder about our sanity.

Suggestion #2

Have a strobe light continually operating in the attic. We decided to try this suggestion.

Strobe lights are not that easy to find, by the way! My husband finally located a store that sold strobe lights and purchased one. Most of the store's salespeople were young and tattoed, sporting Mohawk haircuts or pink hair and had pins through their lips or earlobes. Suffice it to say, my husband did not meet the standard dress or appearance of most of the other people in the store, and the salespeople are probably still poking fun at the old "fuddy-duddy" who purchased the strobe light that day.

Did it work? Perhaps. The problem was the light burned out after about a day and a half of operation. So it was not the greatest of tests.

The electrical cords draped down from the attic and plugged into our guest bathroom to operate the strobe light did not offer the most beautiful of visions. We also got to thinking that since squirrels are rodents similar to mice, but with more fur, we did not want to take the chance of one coming through that cracked attic stairwell and then getting into the house. So we gave up on the strobe light idea.

Suggestion #3

Play LOUD rock music in the attic. Supposedly squirrels do not like that. Here is where we put our foot down. While it might have driven the squirrels crazy, it would certainly have done that to us. At the time, we were season ticket holders to the Houston Symphony. Enough said!

Whatever the combination: cat poop, strobe light, or just increased activity (plus the insecticide I sprayed up there, which was my idea!), we seemed to rid our attic of squirrels. We then had our friendly painter put up some screening where our neighbor told us he had seen squirrels entering and exiting an air vent area. So finally we solved that problem!

Cute as squirrels can be, we would rather keep them outside of our houses and attics. I hope you enjoyed these couple of short and humorous, and true squirrel stories.

For Further Reading

https://www.humanesociety.org/animals/squirrels

https://www.almanac.com/pest/squirrels

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/5-types-of-north-american-squirrels.html

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2009 Peggy Woods

Comments are welcomed.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 09, 2018:

Hello Bjowe99,

You must have had similar experiences with squirrels. Thanks for your comment.

Bjlowe99 on May 09, 2018:

know the feeling and experience.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 26, 2018:

Hello Bjlowe99,

That video at the end of my article is cute indeed! Occasionally one type of animal fosters another that is out of the norm.

Bjlowe99 on April 26, 2018:

cute, thats cool that a cat took in three bay squirrels as her own babies.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 22, 2016:

Hi Au fait,

Thanks for sharing this cute story again. I had hoped my website would have been live a long time ago but the person helping me has had some health problems. Hopefully it will not be too much longer! Stay warm up there! Hope your new year is going well thus far.

C E Clark from North Texas on January 20, 2016:

Love these stories. Sharing them again. Spring will soon be here, and on chilly days like this I look forward to it. Hope you are well and that your website is coming along well.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 04, 2015:

Hi thumbi,

As hot as the attics get in Houston, Texas and since this happened quite a few years ago, what was originally in those bags...other than the cat litter...has probably turned to dust by now. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 04, 2015:

Hi Au fait,

You definitely sound like a kind hearted person and animal lover. We are much the same. I am glad that you did not let that person relocate the squirrel once caught in your house. Undoubtedly his litter mates and family were happy to be reunited with him or her once let outdoors again. Animals absolutely have feelings! Nice story!

Like you, we have exceeded our normal rain stats for the entire year also. After today, we should have a dry week as of the latest forecasts.

JR Krishna from India on July 03, 2015:

Squrrels are fun to watch. Your story is really funny. What might have happened to that treasure in the attic? HaHaHa

C E Clark from North Texas on July 03, 2015:

I used to feed the squirrels along with the birds back when I lived in a house and could do that. Our squirrels were spoiled badly, but they were so entertaining to watch, and one of them was always under foot when I went out to refill feeders and change the water.

One afternoon when I got home from work I was informed that a squirrel had come through the patio door when it was opened briefly and was still in the house. We had one squirrel that would stand against the patio door and bang on it when the available food got too low. It was probably her that slipped in.

The squirrel's hiding place was known, but it wasn't possible to get to it, and we didn't want to force it deeper into the house. Currently it was still in the living room where it first came in.

I told husband to call animal control and they showed up fairly quick. They had a strange rectangular flattish cage on the end of a long poll for catching the squirrel. The cage could be opened and closed through a mechanism on the end of the poll opposite the cage.

The animal catcher caught the squirrel very quickly. I have never heard a squirrel literally scream like that poor squirrel apprehended in our living room did that day. I felt so sorry for her because she was so afraid. The catcher person was willing to take the squirrel away where it would be let loose somewhere far away, but this was her home. I didn't want her taken away, just out of our house, so the catcher turned her loose away from the door, but back in our yard.

You may not think so, but animals communicate and they all knew how I let the squirrel loose, and how on other times I would carefully scoop up unconscious birds that would fly into our patio door and knock themselves out and then lye in danger of being gotten by the neighbor's cat on the patio.

If I knew a bird was there unconscious on the patio, I would go out and scoop it up and lay it on the roof of one of our vehicles where it could 'wake up' more safely. The cat could still get up on top of the car, but it would be a little more work than when the bird was lying on the ground. I would keep my eye on it too. They normally woke up and flew away in less than 5 minutes. All the birds would be sitting in the trees overhead watching this and they knew I was watching over the injured bird.

Squirrels and birds are so fun to watch. Enjoyed your little stories. Voted up and BAUI, sharing with followers.

No, we don't need any more rain here. We normally get about 36 inches a year and so far this year we have received 43 inches. :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on April 09, 2014:

Hello LindaGalarza,

Glad you enjoyed these rather humorous stories. Thanks for your comment.

Linda J. Galarza from Schaumburg on March 29, 2014:

Haha funny stores here! I really like these animals, good to see other people like them as much as me as well :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 17, 2013:

Hi pinto2011

They are cute little critters. Nice that you get to exercise in a pretty park. :))

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 17, 2013:

Hi FlourishAnyway,

They probably did think we were nuts with all that we were attempting to do to get them to leave our attic and home alone. Haha!

Subhas from New Delhi, India on July 17, 2013:

Hi Peggy! My gym is situated in the middle of a big park and there are squirrels and squirrels everywhere which makes my early morning sojourn heavenly and so I got connected to your squirrel story instantly with all my fondness for these little creatures.

FlourishAnyway from USA on July 16, 2013:

I love this hub! Such funny stories. I laughed out loud at the thought of your goody bags full of cat crap strewn about the attic. Squirrels moved out because they thought you all were nuts, haha. The videos were wonderful additions. I liked them both. That little black kitten really is exercising restraint, bless his heart. Voted up, funny, and sharing.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 11, 2013:

Hi Pearl,

I love watching them like you do. Every day we can see squirrels racing after one another going round and round the tree trunks. They appear to be having so much fun! They also leap up and drink water from our birdbath. I have to stay vigilant digging up little oak trees from their burying of nuts in our garden beds that surround our home. Sounds like yours keep you entertained as well. They are cute little animals...as long as they stay OUT of the house. Ha! Thanks for your comment and the share.

Connie Smith from Southern Tier New York State on March 10, 2013:

Peggy, I thoroughly enjoyed (and identified with) these squirrel stories! I have been feeding the squirrels in a different part of the yard, hoping they would leave the bird feeders alone. That is not the case, however. Being the bottomless pits that they are, squirrels continue to find their way around all my baffles and deterrents despite my best efforts.

In fact, I have one squirrel that does a standing straight-up jump to over 6 feet off the ground onto a feeder. I am in such awe of the acrobatics I can't bear to chase it away!

I love it when they relax head down on a tree and then stretch and yawn; one front leg goes out straight and then the other. Comical little dudes, aren't they?! Thank you for telling me about this article. It was a joy to read. Voted Up, Funny and Interesting and Shared

Pearl

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 29, 2012:

Hi Scribenet,

I enjoyed your squirrel story also! Let's hope that these cute little furry rodents stay outside of our houses in the future where they belong. Ha! Will remember your sardine bait if ever needed in the future.

Maggie Griess from Ontario, Canada on November 28, 2012:

Well, when I had my squirrels, I had no cat or dog, so #1 wasn't possible...I wonder what the neighbors would have thought with strobe lights or loud music coming from an empty house...lol. Glad you were able to solve your squirrel problem. Goes to show there are more ways than one to scare them away! Thanks for directing me here! :) I enjoyed your stories!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2012:

Hello pstraubie48,

Squirrels can be acrobatic and funny. We can see them daily at our house with all of the large surrounding trees. They also drink water out of our birdbath on a daily basis. Nice to know that you enjoy your cute squirrels in Florida at the buffet which you furnish. Ha! Thanks for your comment.

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on March 27, 2012:

Peggy W...o my...squirrels are fun and funny critters. They are very smart too and figure out so many ways around our clever contraptions to keep the from food. Here in Florida they really do not suffer from a lack of food year round. When I supply my bird feeders with seed, I can hear the call echo throughout neighboring yards...'hey, look...she has put out the buffet again!!! Meet you in her yard in 5 minutes!!!' thanks for sharing this....

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on February 24, 2012:

Hi ishwaryaa22,

Nice to know that you humanely dealt with your squirrel problem and that they (after being captured) were turned loose. That must have taken quite some effort to catch them all! Haha! Thanks for your comment.

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on February 23, 2012:

Nice stories! Squirrels are really cute. In my country, squirrels look quite different from their foreign counterparts- Indian squirrels are sort of caramel-coloured with long double darkish-brown lines on their backs and have not-so-bushy tails that lie, touching the ground. They are awfully scared of people and if you approach them even quite far, they run off at their fastest!

When I was a kid, like you said we prefer squirrels ouside, in my grandma's house, suddenly it was overran with so many squirrels. However, my granny asked the strong watchman and the brave cook to catch them one by one in a big bag(we closed the room where the large number of squirrels dominated this room) and took them out to a far away place and set all of them free.

Thank u for Sharing. Funny and interesting. Vote up.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 09, 2012:

Hi jonnycuddleberry,

Not fun to have squirrels in one's attic. They can chew on wires and things, build nests, etc. If you try playing the rock and roll music it has to be played LOUD to be effective. Hope that you and your neighbors can stand it. Haha! Good luck and after you DO get rid of them try and find their point of entry and have it sealed off. Thanks for your comment. Will be eager to know if the music drives them out. It is the only thing that we did not try.

jonnycuddleberry on January 09, 2012:

I have the same exact problem with the squirrels at my house. They have moved into my attic as well. They are often times heard in the wee hours of the morning scurryng about. I think i'm going to try the rock and roll music to get them out!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 08, 2012:

Hi SanneL,

I imagine your latest chocolate dessert hub is going to get LOTS of attention! :))

SanneL from Sweden on January 08, 2012:

Hehehe!!!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 08, 2012:

Hi again SanneL,

Nice to know. I took a break to let our dog Skippy outside while reading your latest sizzling hot sensuous chocolate dessert hub (smile) and there were 3 squirrels playing in the redbud tree in our backyard. When Skippy charged out there they all leaped into the large oak tree in our neighbor's backyard. I meant it when I said that we literally see squirrels everywhere around here. Now back to chocolate...hmmmm..... :))

SanneL from Sweden on January 08, 2012:

Oh by the way, I loved the squirrel in "Mission Impossible" so funny! And the video of the cat that adopted the baby squirrels is just adorable!!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on January 08, 2012:

Hi SanneL,

What a cute story regarding the squirrel that you rescued and helped heal. We have so many squirrels outside who continually build their large and somewhat messy nests up in the large trees in our yard and our neighbor's yards that it is almost impossible to look out of our windows without seeing them playing or burying nuts, etc. They are cute little guys! Thanks for your comment and votes.

SanneL from Sweden on January 08, 2012:

Peggy -- Oh my, such a funny hub!

I have never seen so many squirrels as when I lived in the States. I remember I was so surprised seeing them everywhere! And they could be quite a nuisance.

In Sweden we have squirrels in the forest, but it's rare that we see them.

When I was a kid, playing in the forest, I found a squirrel with a broken leg. I brought him home and mended the leg. He recovered but decided to stay in the family. He used to sit on my shoulder and nibble on my earlobe. He never did harm or destroy anything. He had the opportunity to take of in to the forest any time, but he never did until one day, when a pretty little squirrel came to visit, and a few days later they both disappeared into the forest. I never got to see my friend again.

Your story reminded me of my dear squirrel friend.

Voted up and pushed all the right buttons.

Thank you!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 07, 2011:

Hi Mark,

Yes...aren't we thoughtful! Haha! Odds are great that they will never even discover our most gracious of gifts unless they stumble upon this hub and start wondering if it was their house being mentioned. By now with Houston, Texas heat, those "deposits" are probably rock hard or perhaps even disintegrated into dust. It was a number of years ago that those squirrel deterrents were put up there. Thanks for your comment. Glad that it brought some laughter into your life. :))

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 28, 2011:

Hello jesusmyjoy,

Yes...squirrels can be very entertaining! Every day we see them chasing each other around the trees in our yard and our neighbor's yards, drinking out of our birdbath, etc. Thanks for your comment.

Betty Bolden from Bucyrus Ohio on November 28, 2011:

I LOVE to watch the squirrels their funny at times...

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 23, 2011:

Hi Carole,

Glad to hear that you liked these squirrel stories. Yes, my grandfather was quite a guy! :))

Carole Anzolletti from Connecticut, USA on September 23, 2011:

I absolutely LOVE squirrels, and the kind heart of your grandfather to create such a way for them to feed in the cold wintertime :) Wonderful hub! Voted WAY UP!!!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on August 06, 2011:

Hello nifty@50,

We have laughed over these squirrel stories many times expecially AFTER the fact. I didn't even know that there was such a thing as phone line insurance. The things one learns on HubPages! Loved your cute comment. Thanks!

nifty@50 on August 06, 2011:

Funny hub Peggy W! We had squirrels in our attic (no I'm not referring to our being insane, although that may be a possibility) and they chewed through our telephone line. Luckily my wife had that phone line insurance that we had never used in 20 years. It didn't cost us a dime.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 25, 2011:

Hi Billy,

You might be just the person to build that squirrel repellent bird feeder! Perhaps your boys can help with ideas and make it a family project. :))

billyaustindillon on July 24, 2011:

Very true such a device will be something you can feed generations for - sadly nothing ahs worked so far!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 24, 2011:

Hi Billy,

They are clever and acrobatic little creatures. If you ever build a bird feeder that truly keeps squirrels at bay...get it patented. It will probably fill your coffers with overflowing money. :))

billyaustindillon on July 20, 2011:

Squirrels are indeed playful but I still can't get them to stop eating the bird food !

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 20, 2011:

Hi Billy,

Yes...squirrels are cute as long as they stay outside where they belong. Ha! We surely have a good many of them in our area. Fun to watch them chasing each other around the large trunks of trees. They are playful!

billyaustindillon on July 20, 2011:

Squirrels always look so cute and innocent but......

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 07, 2011:

That sounds like a good plan!

4tune from Michigan on July 06, 2011:

Yeah my son says he has been going in the neighbors tree, A larger tree and I think that is a great sign, although my son don't like that, But it's like I told him maybe we can see about getting him a genie pig and he cheered up at that thought.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 06, 2011:

Hi 4tune,

Squirrels can also bite leaving a nasty scar. Ideally wild animals should be returned to the wild if at all possible. Hope everything works out OK for everyone concerned. :)

4tune from Michigan on July 06, 2011:

Yeah I live with mom and she's getting afraid of him now, was just talking to me about it again.

He gets happy and excited like any animal to see you in the morning etc, but yeah he's a squirrel so he's twice as fast and can run up you and that is just freaking her out too much. : (

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 06, 2011:

Hi 4tune,

If you don't have a wildlife rehab center (like we do in Houston) check with a vet. I wrote a hub about some baby squirrels that we rescued from a tree trimming accident and it shows our local wildlife center. They have lots of volunteers who know just what to do. Perhaps a vet could steer you in the right direction? I know...some laws are really crazy!

4tune from Michigan on July 06, 2011:

Haven't seen any fleas on him yet, it would be kind of easy to tell too since my son decided to give him a hair cut, lol! Wow, wonder if they have squirrel flea collars?

I read it was illegal to hold a squirrel for more than 48 hours too late though, gawd I don't wanna go to jail for giving a darn, what back @sswards world we live in.

He is still on the smallish side so maybe why he's not wandering too much yet, I need to do some research.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 06, 2011:

Hi 4tune,

He sounds really cute and those pictures would be fun to see. If you have a wildlife rehabilitation center in your area, they could probably advise you as to whether he could now make it in the wild or if it is too late for that. Nuts in the furniture...funny!

If he does go outside and then back in...what about fleas? Where we live, that would be a problem.

4tune from Michigan on July 05, 2011:

Hello Peggy : ) Well my sons friend brought him over then my son hid him on the front porch - real lucky I found him I mean it was hot on that porch and he was weak just barely old enough to eat.

But he's gotten bigger now and is great, You have to make sure to give them more then nuts they need a variety.

He's like any cat no kidding he plays, he sleeps on me yet knows his box too and just puts himself to bed.

We kiss him and he is so adorable sociable loves contact- But I am trying to really get him to be outdoors much more as he is a squirrel but I do fear he is too tamed maybe I can't know yet.

He is packing nuts in the crevices of the furniture sometimes now too, just too darn funny.

Yes I need to get some pics especially when he is sleeping on his back with his feet in the air that is the cutest.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 05, 2011:

Hello 4tune,

It sounds as though you have the makings for a good hub of your own about your pet squirrel. That picture you mentioned would really be cute. How did he become a pet? Had he been injured or abandoned?

4tune from Michigan on July 05, 2011:

I have a pet squirrel right now, was brought over by my sons friend. He is so lovable more than cats I have known actually. I need to take a pic when he sleeping by the computer mouse seriously would be a great shot.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 29, 2011:

Hi Dave,

Yes...squirrels seem to be natural acrobats when it comes to getting seeds from bird feeders. As to your possum in the house...it was probably frightened as that would certainly have been out of its natural element. How did you eventually get it out? Do I see a hub coming? :)

Knightheart from MIssouri, USA on May 28, 2011:

Oh my, squirrels and bird feeders. God has to have a sense of humor. I have never seen an animal so determined to get food as a squirrel when trying to raid a bird feeder! They are very smart, but sure are a pain when they jump for the feeder and dump most of the stuff out when they miss! LOL

Never had one in the house, but did have a possum once...they are mean!!!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 03, 2011:

Hello mdlawyer,

Haha! I don't know about fascinating...but these are some funny squirrel stories about true experiences. Thanks for the visit and comment.

mdlawyer on April 27, 2011:

Fascinating squirrel tales narrative.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 24, 2011:

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals,

Yes, I can just imagine the scrambling that took place in trying to get that squirrel that was in the house back outside. It had the entire family engaged during that wild chase! Haha!

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on March 24, 2011:

Peggy, there is nothing cuter than watching the squirrels eat. They seem to have their own method. I bet that squirrel that got in led everybody on a merry chase. It made me laugh just thinking about it.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on December 01, 2010:

Hi Micky,

I thought that you would like these two funny and short stories about squirrels were you ever to find them knowing how you like your squirrels. Thanks for the comment.

Micky Dee on December 01, 2010:

You're getting around- you beautiful soul! God bless you Peggy! I may do my "squirrel dance" on your buttons!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 12, 2010:

Hello Happyboomernurse,

Glad that you enjoyed these squirrel stories. We couldn't believe the mess we were experiencing and the animal friendly suggestions in how to rid ourselves of the squirrels...but we all survived and can now laugh about it. We were actually laughing about it at the time also. Loud rock music being blared in our attic...NO WAY!!! :-)

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on November 12, 2010:

Hi Peggy,

These squirrel stories were sweet, wonderful and funny! I was laughing out loud throughout most of story #2.

Thanks for a very entertaining and delightful read.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on September 03, 2010:

Hi katyzzz,

Glad you enjoyed these squirrel stories. Hope that all of yours stay outside where they belong! Haha! Thanks for the comment.

katyzzz from Sydney, Australia on September 03, 2010:

Loved every squirrel of it, a great hub and prophetic video and music

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on July 29, 2010:

Hi billyaustindillon,

Yes...squirrels belong outside...not inside houses or attics or inside of walls. Undoubtedly the new owner will never go crawling around in the attic and find the bags of "goodies" left behind. With the heat, they would probably no longer be recognizable in any case as it has now been years since we tossed them into place. As to the disco dancing squirrels...can you just imagine if we had also given them music? Haha!

billyaustindillon on July 28, 2010:

Great stories - a squirrel in the house would be a nightmare! The cat faces one is new to me and funny that you left it there - oops :) The strobe light gives me visions of disco dancing squirrels - like the gophers in Caddyshack :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 05, 2010:

Hi suny51,

I certainly can't disagree with you in-so-far as squirrels are definitely cute, clever and quick in actions. Thanks for the comment.

suny51 on June 04, 2010:

Peggy these little things look cute, but they are very clever and their reactions are real quick.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on June 04, 2010:

Hi Micky,

Glad that you liked these short and funny squirrel stories of ours. Will have to look for yours now! Thanks!

Micky Dee on June 04, 2010:

I love squirrels Peggy! Thank you for this squirrel hub. I've "hooked" you up to mine. You have so many "treasures" here!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 21, 2010:

Hello Dobson,

Yes, the true stories about squirrels and other things for that matter are often the funniest. Thanks for the visit and comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 21, 2010:

Hi borge_009,

I agree that squirrels are cute. We have many in our new neighborhood chasing each other around trees...constantly digging in our garden beds, etc. Just hope they stay outside where they belong this time. Ha!

Dobson from Virginia on May 21, 2010:

Peggy - How funny. It seems the true stories are always better than anything anyone could concoct. Thanks for sharing!

borge_009 from Philippines on May 20, 2010:

Great stories. Squirrels are cute......Nice hub

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on May 20, 2010:

Hi dahoglund,

Squirrels chewing on screen doors trying to get into the house...wow!...sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock's rodent version of "The Birds." Ha! Probably wasn't QUITE that bad. Yes...feeding squirrels by hand can be dangerous as Upan19 above just shared. He still carries a scar!

Will have to check out that Ray Stevens video. Thanks!

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on May 20, 2010:

I remeber when I was a kid in Northeast Minneapolis there was, for reasons I don't know, an overpopulation of squirrels.Once when we were eating lunch the squirrel actually started chewing on the screen door. I figure they were trying to get in. They were tame that year and I recall feeding some by hand, which seems foolish now.

You might enjoy Ray Stevens "Mississippi Squirrel Revival" video, although it is still funny in the song without video.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 18, 2010:

Hello upal19,

I'll bet that squirrel bite hurt! Did you continue to play that game afterwards? Thanks for sharing your squirrel story.

Ashraf Mir from Dhaka on March 18, 2010:

When I was growing up in my village home, I had a hobby to get them in my cage as many as possible. I played with them. at last I freed them. once one of them bit my finger and it started bleeding yet I'm carrying that mark on my finger. thanks for writing on squirrel.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on March 08, 2010:

Hello marijanareynders,

Yes...we are all about trying to live harmoniously with the squirrels as well as other wild animals. In most cases, they inhabitated the land areas before humans encroached upon their natural habitats. Not always easy...but worth it. Glad you enjoyed these funny short squirrel stories. Thanks for the comment.

marijanareynders from Toodyay, Western Australia on March 07, 2010:

Peggy W, how entertaining. It is heartening that so many people care for wild life and rather than destroy, will try and find ways to live as neighbors (separating sleeping arrangements). The squirrels are so entertaining and my husband will be relieved that they are not living in our immediate environment, otherwise they might have been welcomed as houseguests. Looking forward to many more of your entertaining animal stories.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 21, 2009:

Hi again JBeadle,

Thanks! Will read it this time. :)

J Beadle from Wisconsin on November 21, 2009:

My fat squirrel story was at:

https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Quick-Hit-Novem

But thanks for looking at the others!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on November 21, 2009:

Hello JBeadle,

Glad that you liked these funny squirrel stories. I'll go take a look at yours now. Thanks for the comment.

J Beadle from Wisconsin on November 21, 2009:

I liked your stories about squirrels. I had written one about how fat the squirrels get in Wisconsin in winter and how my dog comes closer and closer to getting a bite on one in my nov 20 quick hit hub but it hasn't rec'd a very good score. I don't think people like all the picking on how fat the squirrels are getting. It could be PETA related.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 20, 2009:

Hi Lisa HW,

I'll bet that was a commotion getting that squirrel out of your friend's kitchen! And yes...would have been cute to have had a picture of that squirrel with the pink frosted doughnut. Thanks for sharing these cute mental images!

Lisa HW from Massachusetts on October 20, 2009:

Peggy, this is cute (and funny). My friend woke up to find a squirrel in her kitchen, trying to get into the cookie jar on the counter. (Creepy, and yet kind of funny too.) I wished I had a camera when I once saw a squirrel carrying a whole, pink-frosted, doughnut (with sprinkles) across the street. Somehow squirrels and pink frosting just seems "off". :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 20, 2009:

Hello sukhera143,

Happy that you enjoyed these funny squirrel stories. Thanks for leaving a comment.

sukhera143 from Home on October 19, 2009:

Great stories.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 16, 2009:

Hi Bail Up!,

Sorry that your little squirrels did not find their way out. I can imagine that they did lots of damage besides chewing on the window frames. Hopefully no more of their bushy tailed cousins will be able to follow their tracks.

Bail Up ! on October 16, 2009:

Very cute stories. My squirrel story is not so pleasant so I won't ruin your hub with the particulars. Unfortunately two little squirrels came in through an open chimney hatch and couldn't get out of our vacation home. Not sure how long they were inside but they did try tirelessly by chewing around the wooden window frames. We found them probably weeks later.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 11, 2009:

Hi frogyfish,

Glad to hear that your daughter's squirrel story also ended well for the squirrel as well as everyone in the house. Catching it or shooing it outside must have also been fun! Ha!

frogyfish from Central United States of America on October 11, 2009:

Great fun stories! And Grandpa is to be complimented on his ingenuity to help feed the squirrels.

My daughter found a squirrel in her back bedroom after investigating strange sounds for a couple of days. It had squeezed inside from a loose ceiling tile. At first,seeing it hiding under a bed, she thought of 'monster', unnamed. Quite a story too, but had a happy squirrel ending.

Thanks for sharing your fun too!

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 11, 2009:

Greetings explorer9360,

I know! I know! Some amazing suggestions as to how to dissuade squirrels from inhabiting the attic...dog or cat feces being just one of them. LOL Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 11, 2009:

Hi shamelabboush,

Glad you enjoyed these couple of squirrel stories. (Smile)

explorer9360 on October 10, 2009:

Dog feces in the attic! :-)

shamelabboush on October 10, 2009:

This is so damn cute! i love Squirrels :)

Peggy Woods (author) from Houston, Texas on October 09, 2009:

Hi Ethel,

Grey squirrels...black ones...doesn't matter. They are all cute! Thanks for reading these short stories and leaving a comment.

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