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
- 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!