You remember Tippi? From The Birds? (Short synopsis - birds start stalking and attacking people in a small town...)
The difference is that I'm being stalked by squirrels. (AlisonH should love this...)
Yesterday morning I go out for the newspaper. It's at the foot of the driveway, so I have to walk by the cars. I get close and I hear scrabbling - there's a squirrel sitting on the hood of my car! He sees me, and starts backing towards the windshield. I start making noises to get him off (I just don't want him on my car...) and he starts going around the side, hanging onto the weatherstripping around the windows. I finally bang the newspaper on the trunk, and he jumps off, but sits in the garden looking at me. Strange.
I go inside, and a few minutes later, go into the dining room to get something. There are two squirrels hanging onto the screen on the window! Looking in at me. I bang on the window to get them off (which the eventually do, reluctantly.) Stranger.
I go about my morning business - coffee, newspaper,breakfast, lunches, and go upstairs to get dressed and wake up the boys so they can get going on their day.
I grab my purse, laptop, coffee and bag and go out to my car. I stop short at the door, as there are two of the rodents sitting on my lawn, just looking at me. Now I'm totally creeped out! I've never had this happen before. We have lots of squirrels around since we have lots of trees, but they normally are IN the trees, and leave us alone. I get into my car and leave, but they were still there, looking at the house when I drove off.
I asked my husband if he noticed anything strange when he and the boy left for school, and he said no. When I told him what happened, he just laughed.
But I'm keeping an eye on the little rodents...