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.