In nature’s circle of life, squirrels take up a spot firmly in the prey category of animal species. Because so many other critters are out to make a meal out of their acorn-fed flesh, the normally antisocial squirrels have to stick together to ensure their collective survival… and that means screaming like a banshee from upon high for all to hear whenever they sense oncoming danger. When I hear the now familiar screeches of the squirrel distress call (Which some people might confuse with a bird call), I scan around the ground and almost always find one of the local cats on the prowl….. usually not paying the least attention to the squirrels milling about.
Last week while I was taking photos out my back window, this guy felt the need to climb up onto the wires and let ‘er rip like an air raid siren. I saw nothing that he might have perceived as a threat…. but that didn’t stop almost five straight minutes of obnoxiously loud squirrel chatter. What’s your deal, dude?
Oh please, let’s not take that lame gag into my sacred Saturday Squirrel series!
Put some earplugs in, and have a great weekend everyone!