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The Fugitive Has a Twin

The Fugitive has been caught but it looks like the Fugitive has a twin! This morning I heard the angry chatter of a squirrel and realized that the fugitive had help. As I watched out my kitchen window, I saw another little red squirrel dart across my driveway under the cars with a walnut in it’s mouth. I checked the engine bay of the car for walnuts and sure enough, there were a couple stashed in there already.

Damn squirrel.

At first I thought that the first little red squirrel had managed to find its way back home. That would be amazing if it had but I’m pretty convinced, after getting another look at this squirrel, that I’ve actually got a different squirrel now.

So the live trap is set again and the Ivany relocation program is once again being offered to any squirrel who chooses to take the bait offer.

The Fugitive Has Been Caught

Some of the long term readers of my blog may recall that last year I had some issues with a little red squirrel. At the time I said the squirrel must die but now I’m quite content with the squirrel living out it’s days. Why the change of heart? Well, the fugitive has been caught!

The red squirrel has been caught!

The red squirrel has been caught!

I borrowed a live trap from a co-worker of mine and set it up every day for a couple days. It took three tries to finally capture the little red squirrel because it took that long for me to finally get the trap sensitive enough to trip when the squirrel went for the peanut butter. Oh well, it’s all good now. I’ve relocated the squirrel to place where it will be a little difficult for it to get back here. There’s a creek between him and us now. :)

My only concern is that there was more than one red squirrel stashing walnuts in our cars. I’m going to keep my eyes open and keep checking for another couple days. We don’t want to have any more problems with walnuts!