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My Squirrel Karma or When Squirrles Go Bad

Updated on June 19, 2009
Axis of Evil
Axis of Evil

This is a true story. The events and the pictures of the locations are real. Only the pictures and names of the squirrels have been changed so as not to make martyrs of them.


 This hub was inspired by the great legendary hubber Tom Cornett.  He wrote about squirrels and got me reminiscing about my own expiriences.  A link to his hub at the end of the story.



I Grew up in this house
I Grew up in this house

Squirrels of my youth

I grew up on a beautiful old tree lined street in the burbs. My parents were nature lovers. We would take long treks to the country to get ferns and hostas for our garden. We would take lots of nature walks, go bird watching and had love and respect for nature.

As a child I would sit out side and watch the animals. Birds, bunnies, Opossum and squirrels. I learned to talk to squirrels. No, I was not Dr. Doolittle.  I did not understand them, but I could call them.


Mind you, I have no idea what I was saying to them in their language. They would come to me and look at me. Probably thinking I was the biggest ugliest squirrel that they had ever seen.

Foreign Squirrels

When I went to Colorado every summer, I would try to speak to the squirrels. But to no avail. They must speak a different dialect that I could not quite grasp.

One year when I was older, I could not attend the Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering. Every year at noon on July 4th, they gather in silent meditation for world peace. So I figured that I would climb halfway up the mountain to Turtle Rock (a huge boulder that looks like a turtle head) and meditate for world peace, solo.


The stream
The stream

After crossing the stream, I was confronted by the fattest, scraggliest grey squirrel I had ever seen. He was just standing in the middle of the trail staring at me. At first I thought he was rabid. I thrust out my walking stick and said "Shoo". He cocked his head and looked at me as if I was dumb. He strolled over to me. I was ready for an attack. I yelled and waved my arms. He sat down and looked at me, as if he had patience. I went in a wide circle around him, but he followed me. I was a little nervous being trailed by such a fat, beaten looking, squirrel that behaved so strangely.

As I veered off the trail, heading up to Turtle Rock, I was not too surprised that he followed me. I found my self talking to him. I explained that I was going up the mountain to Turtle Rock, (pointing to the 8 story boulder above us) and that I was going to sit atop it and meditate for peace. Strangely, he slowly blinked his eyes as if to acknowledge my statement. By now the squirrel was walking next to me.

I wished one of my friends were there to witness this. I knew that they would have problems believing me. It seemed the wise old squirrel was part of my spiritual journey. I was not disappointed that I got a squirrel instead of something really cool like a white wolf. I would have been really freaked out by a fat, mangy looking, wolf following me.

The squirrel followed me all the way to the top of the boulder over looking the valley. I was just a little nervous as I sat in the lotus position. I still had doubts as to this squirrels intentions.He sat on his haunches about 5 feet from me. He looked at me, then turned to look out over the valley and closed his eyes half way. I watched him in shock for a few minutes. It was noon. He seemed to be meditating for world peace. Far out.

After my meditation, the squirrel was still there, still meditating. He finally looked over at me. I talked to him for a minute, telling him that was way cool and that I would be heading down the mountain. As I got up to leave, he started walking up the mountain. He looked back at me just one more time before we headed our separate ways.

I seemed to have good squirrel Karma.

Mastger Squirrel Meditates for world peace.  This is the actual boulder.
Mastger Squirrel Meditates for world peace. This is the actual boulder.



I got older, I got married and had kids. We had two kids with a third one on the way. It was time to find a house. We found a nice older house in the county, close to the city limits. There were some issues, but it was affordable. One of the issues was the trash. It was an older house with no garage. We were told we could not have the trashcans visible from the street, and we lived on a corner. We could build something to house the trashcans, but that would require permits. Ugh. So we put the trash cans on the front porch. It had a brick wall about three feet high around it. Perfect. They would be hidden from the street.

Back to the squirrels.

The Good

We had a squirrel that would get into our trash. He would take an envelope, or piece of a paper towel and make a plate for himself. He would eat over his plate. If he had any leftovers, he would take them back to the trash. We thought what a polite squirrel. After finishing with his own meal, the squirrel would jump up onto our window. If he saw us moving around in there, he would get a fresh plate from the trash and place it near our front door. Then he would go back in and find a tasty morsel. He would place it on his makeshift plate and leave it as an offering.

All of this good squirrel karma was getting to my head. I would have to go pick up this one piece of trash and put it back in the can, but I appreciated the offering. It was the least I could do being the God of the Squirrels.

The Bad

One day, three gangsta’s moved into our hood. They chased our friendly squirrel out of the neighborhood. One hot summer day, we came home to trash all over the front porch. Where did it come from? Hot festering food stuff all over. Yuck. The smell alone was enough to make me wretch. We had to clean it all up before letting the kids get to the front door.

The next day, the same thing happened. We got new trash cans with lids. We came home yet again to find that trash was all over the front porch. There were holes in the top of two of our new trashcans. This was becoming a nightmare. Every day, at least twice these squirrels would throw trash all over the porch. They were not just taking what they could eat, they were emptying half the can. It was becoming a health hazard. If you can just imagine the smell and maggots and food all over the porch, you would understand.

One day I came home and saw trash flying out. I picked up a big stick and hit the can. The squirrel went flying out, and ran for the trees. It was at this point that I noticed his two hoodlums at the end of the porch. They scampered off as well.

The kids got a good laugh seeing the squirrel shoot out of the trashcan like a cannon. I cleaned up the mess and went in to wash up. I said “that ought to scare them away for at least a few days”. I put a pot of water on for tea. My son came running into the kitchen “Dad, Dad, the squirrels are back”. I said “NO WAY!” I ran to the window only to see the two hoodlums catching trash as the ringleader threw it out of the hole. So much for diplomacy.

I ran into the kitchen to find something. The water was just barley starting to simmer. I grabbed the pot and ran out to the front porch. I dumped the scalding water in the hole in the trashcan lid. Out shot a soaked steaming squirrel with a loud screech. He high tailed it around the corner. I looked around the side of the house just in time to see a steaming squirrel disappear.

I went back in the house and said that should settle our problem. My kids were worried that I had cooked the squirrel. I explained that the water was not boiling, but it must have hurt a bit. Just then I saw the wet squirrel at the window. He was looking inside. I started walking to the window. I swear when that damned squirrel saw me, it lifted its leg and pee’ed on the window. The damned thing was telling me off in a way that I could understand.

To quote Bugs Bunny. “Of course, you know that means War!”

The Ugly

I knew that my plan involved some bad karma.

I called my friends. I did not have any luck finding what I needed. I could not find a pellet gun anywhere. I asked where I could get one, the only reply was Walmart. Damn. I hated Walmart. I boycotted them. I would have to come up with a new plan. Then it happened. Two hours later, more trash on the porch. To hell with Karma, Walmart here I come.

I got my pellet gun and what they called hollow point pellets. By the time I got home the squirrels were nowhere to be found. I took a couple of practice shots in the back yard. The next morning as I was getting ready for work, I saw trash flying again. When I opened the front door, the gang spilt. I figured from past experience it would not be long before they returned. I brewed my coffee and checked at the window. There they were. Payback time.

I pumped the gun and slowly slid the storm door open. When the little bastard heard me he climbed out.


Squirrel down.

His compatriots ran for the trees. I hoped that they would not come back. I had to go out to the porch and put the dead leader in the trash can. Let that be a warning to any squirrel dumb enough to get in that trashcan. I had mixed feelings when I had to pick up his dead body, but hey, he chased away the polite squirrel, chewed holes in my new trashcans and he was spreading grease, germs and bacteria all over my porch. Not to mention, he pee’ed on my window. I mean really, what animal does that?

I went off to work and updated my coworkers on the squirrel wars. Ten hours later as I mounted the last steps, I was happy not to have to deal with the trash mess. I figured I would take the bucket and Clorox cleaning spray in. To my surprise there was trash all over the porch.

The next morning I woke up early. I opened the front door and waited for the culprits. The two evil creatures advanced on the cans.


A short squeal and one down.

The last member of the gang took off. I was going to put an end to this once and for all. I bolted from the house pumping the pellet gun. I saw him going up a tree and hide in a crevice. I rounded to the back yard, hoping for a better shot.


Got him.

I am happy to say that we have been Hoodlum free for two summers now. I see tree rats and get uptight. I have to remind myself not to be prejudice towards all squirrels. I have had so many good experiences with them. But how do you tell the good from the bad? It is by their actions.

When I go to the park, sometimes I feel that some of the squirrels are watching me. Like they know, and I wonder about my squirrel karma.

A Paper Moon Production of The Good, The Bad and The Squirrely

The Good, The Bad and the Squirrely

Squirrel Training Camp


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      6 years ago

      hello dennis i shouldn't give it out but i think this is there link and some info ,ring them if you need them urgently , mention mr fetons

      told you to ring him

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      7 years ago

      hello grant if your still knoking around this is there contact

      and details, there there most competitive in the game ,tell them martin netsims recommened you

    • JustColl profile image


      9 years ago from Durban, South Africa

      Wow - I am so glad that I got around to reading this hub. Awesome, hilarious and it brings to mind a story of a squirrel in the UK who fell into a house through a chimney and proceeded to cause over £10,000 worth of damages before the owners came home and found him!

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      love my yorkies 

      10 years ago from way out west

      not a lot of squirrels out here in Wyoming, mainly they chase each other!

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      Do your yorkies like to chase squirrels?

    • love my yorkies profile image

      love my yorkies 

      10 years ago from way out west

      So funny. Absolutely loved it!!

    • Paper Moon profile imageAUTHOR

      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      Thank you. Your squirrel story was cute. Most squirrels are not a nuisance. Unfortunately these three hoodlums decided to flip out on my porch. ;)

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      Laura Cole 

      10 years ago from Michigan

      I LOVE IT! Look for my own squirrel story!

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      They passed right by em'. :p

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      Candie V 

      10 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      It's lucky the squirrels only climbed up on GT's shoulder looking for nuts.. that could have been tragic!

    • Paper Moon profile imageAUTHOR

      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      The squirrel did indeed have muy grande cajones. To have hot water thrown on him and come back and look in my window only to lift his leg and pee!

      I saw many wild animals on my trip to LA.

      And watch your nuts toady. One of them may be a gangsta :P

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      10 years ago from Free and running....

      that squirrel in the video had his nuts dangling all over.

      I like squirrels as they are pretty much the only wild animals we really see here in LA. I used to work at disney studios and they had a squirrel population where those squirrels will play with you and climb up to your shoulder if they think you got a nut for them.

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      While eating some of Tom's Vitals (fried squirrel) , sit back and watch my squirrel movie. Now you have dinner and a movie. what more could you want?

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      Candie V 

      10 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Tom and PM.. supply and demand! Sounds like a 'win win' to me!!!

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      Yes he did. Come to think of it, that is what got me thinking about squirrels. Good idea, thanks. :D

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      Cindy Vine 

      10 years ago from Cape Town

      Didn't Tom write a hub about eating squirrels? Maybe you can lik this to his squirrel recipe! Loved this!

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      As I said, I usually have good squirrel vibes. Just this one time, things went foul. Bad lot they were.

      Look, I don't want any trouble.


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      10 years ago from World Citizen

      Watch it pal...this squirrel takes offense to the "popping off" of my kind...sillysqrrl can become rabidsqrrl real quick like...

      What chance does a Paper Moon have aginst acorns and anger? hehehehe

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      I am pleased that you enjoyed it. Nice to meet you.

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      10 years ago

      lol this is funny and cute!!

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      Montana- Do you have any black squirrels in Montana? I used to see them a lot in Colorado, but last time I was there I only saw one. They had much longer ears.

      Aya- Monkeys? That could be scary. I would hate for KCC to catch me with food. LOL. I wanted monkeys when I was little. A lady that works for me is from Honduras. She told me that there are a few bars that have trained monkeys. They carry the booze with their tails and the shot glass in one hand. Then they pour you a shot. Now I want to open a Tiki Bar in Honduras. :D

      Candie- Thank you master.

      AIDY- and they are watching. May the force be with you.

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      Am I dead, yet? 

      10 years ago

      as for the squirrels knowing...oh, they know, Paper...believe me, they know.

      Ha! Squirrel Karma xD another great one, PM.

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      Candie V 

      10 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      The squirrel on the trail.. would appear the great Yoda Squirrel had found you! And it has been my experience that while squirrels work in packs, they are independent contractors/purveyors of mayhem. You did what you had to to keep home and hearth safe and vermin-free. Well done grasshopper!

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      10 years ago

      I have not had too much trouble with squirrels. The ones in my current neighborhood are the polite plate eating kind :)

      But monkeys - they can be scary as hell. There were many of them in a park that I used to go to (not in the US) and they would jump on the cars and be bashing at the windows and such. Almost like a zombie scene from a scary movie.

      And if you ever have any food on you - you are toast! :)

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      Montana Farm Girl 

      10 years ago from Northwestern Montana

      Love, love, loved it!!!!!! Reminds me of my youth, there were always squirrels playing around our neighborhood!!! They loved the big old oak trees and telephone lines...I would lay in my bed and watch them hop from line to line.... We have some of the little critters here, but not as many as we had in California....Nitro, one of our min pins, is my constant companion while driving in town... he loves them and we are on constant search... he freaks and starts squealing whenever I say, "where's the squirrel???!!!"..... Great, creatively written hub!!!!

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      Violet- that is so cool for him. I had a friend that spent a year in Thailand. He dated a Thai girl. Unfortunately for him, her dad was a general and always carried a sword. He did not get much private time with her. LOL.

      Eric- The question is how are they looking at you? :P

      Enelle- One of the guys I work with had a small house fire. The one of the squirrels in his attic chewed on a wire and POOF! This was just after my run in with the hoodlums.

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      Enelle Lamb 

      10 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I have been fortunate enough to have squirrels for upstairs neighbours...twice now, in two different locations, we have had squirrel squatters in the attic.

      At first I thought, "Oh, how cute." Then they had babies...lots and lots of babies...what a racket! First thing in the morning, and late in the evening, all I could hear was scratching. Drove the cats nuts trying to figure out how to get through the walls.

      When they got really loud I would take the broom and bang on the ceiling just to get them to quiet down...LOL pretty bad when you have to get the squatters to settle down so you can sleep...

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      Erick Smart 

      10 years ago

      This was a great read to bring me a giggle. I will never look at my neighborhood squirrels the same.

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      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      By the way Paper Moon, my older nephew has attended the Rainbow Family gathering every year for decades, knows a lot of people who also attend every year. Last year he was in NY so took his new Thai wife to the gathering, now he is in Thailand teaching.

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      and here is the link to the grossly offensive Naz hub in question above.

      Beware, naz is contagious.

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      mayhmong- I seem to have been reading your hub, while you were reading mine. :P

      I am glad you would not have peed on them. Rofl.

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      10 years ago from North Carolina

      Funny how you got a Snow White moment with a big fat squirrel and then a war with them other ones! I can't believe that thing pee on your window!? Man, that story had me cracking me up! I would've done the same thing back at them! I mean, shoot'em not pee.

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      Ixxy- I will have to check that one out.

      Tom- I don’t know if it is up or down at this point. I braved trying to call a squirrel in the park this winter. They seemed to come, but I did not want to push my luck. LOL

      Tom R- I had a pet rat that I trained to jump on people when I was a kid. I quit doing that when someone freaked and threw it across the room. Good thing she (the rat) was not hurt.

      Dianacharles- It may be safer that way.

      Violet- that is too fun. I grew up in the burbs to nature loving parents and went on long trips every summer with my grandma to see birds, feed chipmunks and such. Before I had kids, I would try to take spiders outside instead of killing them. Thanks for sharing it, glad you enjoyed.

      Christoph- last time I spent a few days in the hubward, they started a religion after me. As for the squirrel wars, I guess like people, there are good and bad.

      Naz- I will have to read it. I hope it is not contagious. I have heard bad things about nazishnasim flu. Just the name of it is enough to start the public at large to panic.

      Pgrundy- I had a fat Siamese that used to hang on the screen door. Seemed to defy gravity. You should have tried that. Seemed to keep squirrels off my door. LOL. And yes, there does seem to be a lesson in this.

      Alekhouse- I felt bad about it, but after much deliberation, realized they were crazy. They were hoodlums. I don’t mind a little food, but these buggers would empty at least half of these extra large trashcans. The pee puddles on the lids were really a bit much. You would think after beating the can, and scalding them they would go to greener pastures, like my poor neighbor. But Nooooooooo. I did it. I fess up. I am a bad squirrel god, if I even have that privilege anymore. Problem is they will probably be reincarnated as politicians. Now look what I have done.

      Froggy- I hear they make great pets. I wanted one when I was little, but got rats instead. They were great. I almost got an armadillo when I was 16, but at the last min, I could not find one.

      There used to be a lot of Black Squirrels in Colorado, but the greys seem to be taking over out there too. The “Master” that meditated with me was a fat grey.

      Ethel- when I was a boy, I started an ant war. I laid a trail of sugar from a red anthill to a black ant hill. The battle waged for days. I woke up early for two days to watch in fascination. Later in life I felt so guilty that when I went to Colorado for the summer, I would feed the surviving ant hill. My older relatives told me I should not, but I told them they were my ants, and if I fed them they would not come to the cabin. Over the years the ant colony has gotten huge. I know it does not make up for what I did, but not being able to change it, I figured it was the least I could do.

      Frieda- Tell us how it is sister. Can I get an Amen.

      Blue- I love coons. The first time I took Frieda camping, we heard all sorts of commotion outside of our tent. I was scared it was a bunch of hillbillies. I grabbed my stick and opened the flap. It was a skunk. We went to her car to get food for it. We stood out of the sunroof in her car and threw bread at it. Before too long a raccoon came along. I kept trying to leave a trail from the skunk to the raccoon, hoping they would meet, but every time only one piece of bread lay between them we would start laughing so hard they would scatter. This went on for hours. Raccoons have such cool little hands.

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      R. Blue 

      10 years ago from Right here

      Very nice hub PM....I have Racoons that I feed out of my hand....the nice polite ones.....they all have personalities.

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      Frieda Babbley 

      10 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Not to mention all the pee! It was really insane and out of hand. This was not hunger, it was insanity, and it was the same three. Believe me they were F A T fat! And they were drunk pee-ers. Pee everywhere. I couldn't lift a lid without it being drenched with piss every darn day. And the trash, he's so not kidding about this. They were as loco and disgusting as they come. And they really did drive out our nice squirrel. I have no regrets. None whatsoever, think what you may of us. We had a home to protect. And we've had no problems since. So there you go. The good the bad and the ugly in all of us, even squirrels.

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      Ethel Smith 

      10 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Aw poor squirrels. Of course that's easy to say when they are not throwing my trash arouund :) Still it made for an entertaining read.

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      10 years ago

      Paper - The God of Squirrels. Utterly fabulous. I had one semi-tame a year or three back. I'm assuming he was a good squirrel because he never ticked me off.

      Unfortunately there aren't many red squirrels left. The greys have all but wiped them out. So saying - maybe it's the greys that are the bad boys.

      Enoyed the video at the bottom. Seen it on tv a time or two but still watched it again. Shows how agile and clever they really are.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      10 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      This is one of the most entertaining hubs I've ever read. The video was priceless! I love animals and hate to see them killed, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

      Squirrels are quite intelligent. My girfriend told me an interesting story: I noticed she had giant stalks of corn growing in her front easeway one summer, next to the street. I asked her about it. She told me the squirrels planted it, and that she had watched them do it. I find this amazing. I know Squirrels love corn. Where they got the kernels to plant, I don't know.

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      10 years ago

      Dude, this is hilarious!

      I too have had many, many encounters with tree rats, not all of them negative by any means. They're really smart, and really aggressive. I have my laptop set up by a window that overlooks our vegetable garden and I have a birdfeeder right by the window and an airgun to shoot at the squirrels who get in the bird feeder. So I'm writing, then Bang! Then writing, then Bang!

      It doesn't hurt them and now, after a couple months of this, they don't really scare that easily so I just bought more birdseed. At my last house they used to come to the door and hang on the screen because the neighbor fed them. It was like, "Bitch, I said I'm HUNGRY! NOW dammit!" That was creepy. I had a stockade fence there and one day I came home from work and one of them was on top of the gate (the supporting beam) cussing me out and throwing crab apples at me.

      So yeah, I feel ya.

      I think they are teaching you about duality, grasshopper. No yin without the yang and so on and so forth. Awesome video. :)

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      10 years ago

      Hahahhahha ... that was hilarious! :D. Followed your advice and created a hub so offensive that I disgust even myself! YUCK!

      Advice : Don't come to read it for your own well-being!

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      Christoph Reilly 

      10 years ago from St. Louis

      Lets see...UFO's...Sasquatch...and now you are the Squirrel God. Maybe a couple of days in the HubWard would do you good.

      But Seriously, I can identify with the squirrel battle though: holes in my trashcans, holes in my eaves, and our summer-long battle over the bird feeder was homeric. I won in the end, but the bird feeder looked like a giant ball of wire. It took me a half hour just to put seed IN it!

      Another great hub!

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      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Tatjana: Enjoyed your observations, another insight for me.

      Papermoon: Just shared your story in my forum with Yahoo. :)

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      10 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      HA! My s/o and I were just today at the park with the squirrels.  We have make believe squirrel Satsangs, (seriously, LOL), and come up some pretty awesome rambles on truth.  The squirrels were like little children playing and chasing each other; after that a butterfly flew very close to us, and a second or so later, a black bird landed near us enjoying itself in the grass. It was a pretty awesome seeing nature at play and in harmony.

      I am a city girl, sort of suspicious of critters, but am learning to appreciate nature since moving to a rural town.

      Enjoyed your squirrel story!

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      10 years ago from India seem to have had a run in with a whole lot of feisty critters. I stay a mile away from them...however cute they may look.

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      Tom rubenoff 

      10 years ago from United States

      When I was a kid a neighbor brought up a squirrel from a - i dunno, baby squirrel. It would jump out of a tree and land on you. Man that thing scared the bejeezus out of me.

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      Tom Cornett 

      10 years ago from Ohio

      LOL....I love this.....squirrel karma...LOL! Thanks! :)

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      10 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

      Haha, awesome awesome awesome.

      I have a hub under G|M about "rodentia," I love rodents. My grandmother nursed a baby grey squirrel back to climbed up my back once, as a kid, with it's nicely sharpened wood-penetrating claws...

      ...but year after year, it'd come from the trees and eat from our hands, after it had been released back into the wild of...Columbus, Ohio.

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      Paper Moon 

      10 years ago from In the clouds

      JJ- I think they have a way with me. :P

      FP- he does look a little squirrely with a short beard. LOL

      Tatjana- Thus the karma.

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      10 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Hm...first part of article is beautiful, yes squirrels are highly intelligent and can meditate. All animals meditate, and are able to produce very high spiritual vibrations. (I heal also non-humans and am very aware that they are able to receive and emit much higher vibrations then ordinary humans). They are so often much closer to high spiritual realms, then ordinary humans are, because they are connected with wisdom of nature.

      We humans were, at the same time, stolen from the rest of living beings their natural environments, we cut the woods, polluted the Earth etc. so they have to try to find the food in the areas where we are dominant.

      Your squirrels who were attacking your trash can were - just hungry. You killed them, because they were hungry and surching for food, and because one of them peed on your window.

      Hm...I hope now you understand better the cause of the wars - we kill each other because somebody wants the fruits or trash from our yards, while being hungry or just greedy, because somebody does not behave so civilized as we are, because somebody is constantly making us nervous while having different habbits (religious, cultural, style of life).....

      The squirells you killed sucrificed themselves to teach you that lesson. I am very sure in that, because while living with cats, I am very aware that they exactly know in advance when is time to die (to live bodies), and are not afraid of that, because they have understanding that life is eternal experience. At the same time, non-humans are our great spiritual teachers, always, while being so connected with deep inner wisdom of nature.

      Kind regards....

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      Feline Prophet 

      10 years ago

      Hahaha...and there I thought you were likening Clint Eastwood to a squirrel! :P

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      10 years ago

      This was so funny,,,,you certainly have a way with the squirrels don't you? LOL


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