Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I feel a little like Tippi Hendren...

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...

6 comments:

KnitTech said...

If we don't hear from you for several days, we'll know what happened.

Acorn to Oak said...

Yikes! That's creepy and funny all at the same time. Watch out for those little rascals!

AlisonH said...

When I got up this morning, quite late after a bad night, I had one staring in the window right here, waiting. Where IS she?! Alright, alright, and I repoured the cup of water I keep out there for the critters.

But I don't keep anything birdfood-y that's inside in sight of the windows.

Good luck!

Needles said...

Keep close watch on your car and your chimney. They WILL try to nest in your car. Its relatively warm and hard for other predatory creatures to get to. Ditto your fireplace chimney is you have a wood burning fireplace. And then into your house. And umm, watch your house plants.

Don't ask me how I know these things, but I can loan you a squirrel bonker if need be. Worse than bats. Way worse.

deirdre said...

Yeah, you'd better watch yourself - they're nasty little things...

several years ago, I came home from shopping to find one sitting on my kitchen table, eating cookies - it had chewed through the screen window and just helped itself. I got it out - luckily - but it was out there whenever I went outside, glaring at me...

nasty things

Anonymous said...

I had one come in the chimney too - and take up residence under the chest freezer. DO check your chimney. And maybe get a large dog.