September 15, 2018

Pesky Critters

I don’t know about you, but a certain squirrel has decided that we are the invaders in our own home! This guy is SO BRAZEN! He often stares my dog down when she tries to chase him away. The other day, he got up on the table in our yard, and when I went out there with my best monster face and roared at him, he just looked at me like I was nuts! 

Well, in squirrel land, I am nuts. I’m not sure what to do about him. Last week I hosted Bunco night at my house. My plan was to set up a buffet dinner on the patio – because that, I thought, is why we live here. But as I began to set up the buffet table, that squirrel was back, and he was licking his lips!

Needless to say, I was intimidated, so I ended up setting up the dinner inside the house. I just knew that if I had set it up outside, he would have been on that table rolling around in my Chipotle Taco Bar on the patio.

“Our neighbor Roger Schlesinger (Whites Landing) sent me the photo of a squirrel lounging on his fence. So iconic.”

When we lived in Manhattan Beach, squirrels had done such damage to our roof that we had to replace it entirely. $50,000 later, I emerged from the experience with a hate-on for squirrels.

Does anyone have any ideas about how to keep them off our property? Away from our party food? Because the more nuts I become, the more those darned squirrels seem to like me. 

If you have an idea, please post it in the FORUM under “PESKY CRITTERS.”