Hi friends and doggies! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your excited doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel.
Today we got that pesky squirrel nest out of our big tree in the backyard! For some reason the squirrels love to use that particular spot, where several branches meet, to build a nest year after year. And every year we convince them of the misfortune of their real estate choice. The reason for that is that the nest eventually causes the branch to rot and it might fall down during the next heavy snow or ice storm.
My diligent assistant Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel and I did our required sniff around to be sure we pinpointed the exact tree. Not that it was very hard; the tree is the biggest one in the yard. They who do not have our excellent sense of smell were alerted to the squirrel building endeavor by a number of small severed branches lying in the grass. The squirrels cut these off the tree and then pile them into their intended construction site. They always drop a few.
Joey dog supervised from a safe distance as Dad put the ladder up next to the tree. Dad took the hose up the ladder with him and then blasted the nest. Apparently the squirrels had tamped it down pretty good so that the water didn’t dislodge much of it. But this is just the beginning.
So Dad went up again, this time using his long branch cutter tool. He managed to push most of the nest out, clipped some branches, and pulled out some dead wood.
Here's part of the wreckage:
I verified that it smelled like squirrels. Yup, this was definitely a squirrel nest. We’ll try to blast it again from another angle this evening. Chances are the squirrel might actually be home by then and get an unexpected shower! The squirrel will get several more dousings if he insists on rebuilding. Eventually he'll run out of nuts and no insurance company in the world will believe him if he tries to collect for flood damage!
|Soggy squirrels! Bwahahahahahaha!|
|Is it time for yum yums yet?|
6:45 PM. This just in. Our good friend Molly commented on this post and it came up on my ghost writer's email under the social section. You know how advertisers try to pick ads to put on the side of your email by looking at a few choice words in the email? This is what came up on the side of Molly's email, and I checked it out. Wow I want one of those!!!!!! Click on the link and see for yourself! Joey dog and I are rolling on the floor laughing!!!
OMD can we come over and help your dad? LOL once peeps sprayed a pesky tree rat with the hose as it made it's way along the back fence and it stopped and used some choice HBO words. I can't repeat what it said but my peeps would have been very shocked if she understood squirrel. Of course I ran at it and chased it away.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
Sounds like great fun! I have written a great deal about our fight with the Evil Squirrel Cartel. One of my favorites was Phony Bologna Scandal on 8/1/13 because it involves explosives. We have occasional run-ins with the Conniving Chipmunk Consortium, the Bunny Militia, and the Miscellaneous Mousie Mob too. Incidentally, I've heard those squirrel expletives, and I know exactly what you mean!ReplyDelete
Crikey ..... every home should have one of those blaster thingies .... I could have all sorts of fun with that. You two sure had an exciting day, aye?? Beautiful photos!! I hope your Dad is VERY careful on that ladder. People fall of of them sometimes. They are VERY dangerous things.ReplyDelete
Don't worry. If he falls down, he will land on Mom who is holding the ladder steady! One year he replaced the entire roof of the house and only blew out his knee once! Pretty tough old guy!Delete
We got all kindsa skwerrilz round here - I fink da best fing for dem are da ol shakey shakey.ReplyDelete
We love how you spelled skwerrilz! lol!Delete
Shiloh here - I am the mighty squirrelie hunter at Team Beaglebratz - wish I had bin there when your dad flooded out that nest - all the squirreliez around here fear me an'won't come in our yard. May-b if mom got one of them rodent-blasterz, that shoot underground then all the squirreliez in the treez wood come down tue investigate.(an'then I cood haf sum fresh squirreliez.ReplyDelete
Wow! Good job scaring those squirrels! We like to say we hate squirrels, but when you think about it, chasing a squirrel is the best part of the day! If you ever try that blaster thing, let us know!ReplyDelete