We had a squirrel in the house last night. Not a normal squirrel an intelligent, stalking squirrel!!! Let me explain...
The saga began in the fall when we discovered that squirrels had accessed our attic! We called the pest people and they put a contraption over the hole that allowed the squirrels to leave the attic, but not go back in.
That is when the stalking began. The extremely offended squirrel leered over the gutter at my dad every time he left the house! He would follow him along the line of the house to the side when my dad would put out the trash! He would be waiting there, watching, everytime my dad came home from work or an errand!
Staring him down... it was creepy! You could almost imagine the sniper rifle in his little black claws!
Winter came and went, no squirrel problem.
Spring arrives and somehow the squirrel, we know which one, pried open the thingy and got back into the attic!
Friday, the pest people came and put a new and improved thingy over the hole that the squirrel would not be able to bend after exiting.
He decided not to exit. We could hear lots of scratching on Saturday and figured our little furry friend was quite perturbed but that he would eventually, leave. Wrong.
Last night, while cleaning up from dinner, the squirrel appeared on top of our microwave, peering out at us!
It exited a hole in the back of the cabinet. Lovely.
My dad and I sent the kids and dog out of the kitchen and dining area. My dad took up post in the kitchen and I in the far end of the dining room, so as to not let the squirrel gain access to our family room or stairs to the bedrooms!
We opened the back door and screen door and waited quietly.
The squirrel leaned far out over the top of the microwave and looked at the open door, FREEDOM. He cautiously surveyed my dad and myself, stretched out further and promptly slipped on the microwaves smooth front, onto the floor!
Panicked, he ran under the dining room table, bypassing the door. I slowly moved toward him, hoping to scare him toward the door, but not to panic him and send him elsewhere in the house.
It worked, he ran out the door and down the back stairs and disappeared! Yay!
Our stalking squirrel is back at his post over the gutter by the driveway. Ears back and looking really pissed off.
I tried to get a picture, but the garbage truck came and scared him off for the time being.
I know he will be back, watching, waiting.
I hope the pest guys are right and this "better" thingy holds out and he does not get back inside!