The general exploits of the Joel, Tiffany, Noah, & Ollie Johnson family located in Vancouver in the great state of Washington.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Mad, Angry, Irate, Huffy, Frantic
Outside watching the boys play in the pool yesterday and I started to get a little bit bored so I decided to refill the bird feeders. The bird seed is kept in the shed in our backyard. We have some pots/planters that we haven't used in quite a while and some other misc. items that just need to go into the trash so I thought I would pull a few of those things out and put them in the garbage. I grabbed a rectangular planter that we have and I heard an odd squealing noise. The squealing was quickly followed by quite a ruckus on the outside of the shed then one angry mama squirrel appeared making herself as large as possible and, I'm sure, cussing me out in squirrel-ese. I finally looked down and saw why she was so upset. So to ease her mind, I put her babies in the yard, yelled at the kids to stay away and ran inside for my camera. Okay, so maybe I didn't ease her mind right away but I was quick about it. She gave me the evil squirrel eye as I placed them back onto the shelf where they were, then I turned and walked out. She jumped up to where she could still see me and made sure that I was leaving for good. I instructed the boys that they were to stay out of the shed no matter what and left mama to tend to her babies.
I believe there are six of them.
Mama squirrel sat on the shed today making sure the noisy pool of boys were going to leave her alone today. I can't blame her one bit! Nothing like a bunch of boys...enough to make anyone a bit on edge.