In February of 2008 my wasband, now known as Grampy, wrote a post here about his adventure with a squirrel. It was a true story and evidently his adventure with that squirrel has come back to haunt him.
In Grampy’s last adventure he tried to electrocute a squirrel. This time he is trying to frighten one to death. Not only that, he is trying to teach his 13 day old granddaughter, Lilah, how to rid our yard of all squirrels.
We have two squirrel proof bird feeders that our highly intelligent squirrel has completely conquered. Now Grampy is convinced that our wily squirrel is a relative of the squirrel he tried to electrocute those many years ago.
A couple of days ago Grampy came home with a large ball of twine. He proceeded to tie one end to the pole holding the bird feeder and brought the other end into the house. Whenever he sees a squirrel near the base of the feeder he pulls the twine , the feeder shakes, the squirrel jumps about 4 feet into the air and proceeds to run like hell because he is so scared. Grampy stands there and howls with laughter as the frightened squirrel stares at him from the tree.
Squirrels are very persistent and our furry culprit never seems to want to give up. Every time I turn around Grampy is at the door pulling that string. He’s convinced that the squirrel will finally give up. I have my doubts.
Short Grampy video
Later on Grampy brought Lilah outside to show her how to throw rocks at near squirrels to scare them.
After Grampy and Lilah came in the house they both decided to relax.