Thursday, May 22, 2008

not as smart as they look

i came home from a busy morning to find this on my deck.

totally stone cold dead, jim. and i took a picture of it. i couldn't bring myself to get any closer with the camera, or even with the zoom. i didn't even look through the view finder - i couldn't bring myself to. it was too... creepy. and yet, i couldn't not take the picture. many of you know this is the 2nd time in 4 years this has happened to us... and some of you thought i was lying about the first time. well, guess what. i wasn't lying. squirrels can't swim, and are apparently stupid enough to jump in the pool.

the kicker is that i called curtis home to dispose of the poor thing before the girls got home from school - and he said that rigor mortis was so set that when he lifted it out of the pool with his pitchfork, the tail stood straight out. eeeewwwwwww!

but he buried it respectfully - aside from having to use the shovel to break the squirrels tail to get it to fold into the hole he had dug - because God made squirrels, too. even the stupid ones.

7 comments:

Light said...

God Bless the Squirrels...I would have ran far far away if he was doing it near me. Thank God for men!

Annie said...

Thanks for the "rigorous" details. Eww to breaking the tail!!

Marilyn said...

I was reading along and then your last paragraph broke me up! You are a nut.

Mark said...

Absolutely correct - no way can squirrels swim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26O1FZaCSLE

Sarah said...

after careful review of the youtube video, the problem is clear. the squirrel can swim, but the big slippery round pool borders prevent egress. The true statement is that a squirrel cannot swim forever. And that a squirrel cannot do the backfloat.

*marissa* said...

ewwwwwwwww.

jd said...

Squirrel's last words: Hey y'all... watch this!