Thursday, October 8, 2009

No nUtZ in here!!!

I don't know if I have mentioned this previously or not, but the squirrels that live around my apartment complex are on crack.
Usually on a weekly basis I catch one doing something ridiculous, and I always wish I had a camera to show people... because it is kind of unbelievable.
I have seen squirrels eating hot pockets, hot dogs, bagels and just about anything else they can find in the garbage. I have seen them sitting on my bike seat... all proper like they are going to ride away on it. They climb in and out of people's storage bins, mess with their out-door furniture and dig up people's gardens.
Most often however they are climbing on the screens of my windows, it's like they are spying on me (or peeping would be a better way perhaps to describe it). I threw a pencil at this one shortly after I took the photo... he didn't even flinch!!

On a side note I find it interesting that it is common in American culture when someone (or some animal) acts crazy or unusual we jokingly claim "crack" as the culprit. Yet actual crack addiction is far from humorous (see side effects listed below).
  • changes in blood pressure, heart rates, and breathing rates
  • nausea and vomiting
  • anxiety
  • convulsions
  • insomnia
  • loss of appetite leading to malnutrition and weight loss
  • cold sweats
  • swelling and bleeding of mucous membranes
  • restlessness and anxiety
  • damage to nasal cavities
  • damage to lungs
  • possible heart attacks, strokes, or convulsions
Please DO NOT use crack!
Thank you.


Karen said...

Funny about squirrels. Yesterday at the special shape balloon mass ascension, there were 2 squirrels on the south end of the field. And these 2 guys were watching them and then we all started to watch them. I guess they were boy and girl squirrels out to watch those outrageously huge balloons (to them) and they were holding hands (squirrel hands?) It was cute but I didn't get to get a picture as they moved pretty fast once they knew they were being spied upon!! I think they were actually there to see the two bees that hold hands and kiss. I don't know. I love to read your blogs.

David said...

At my apartment once I was sleeping and a squirrel jumped onto the screen on the window in my bedroom, which then proceeded to fall inwards and it wasn't attached properly. The screen came crashing in and luckily the squirrel bolted back out the window, but it was a horrible way to wake up.