Squirrel Tails

I’m pretty much resigned to waking up to a big mess in the kitchen tomorrow morning. A few minutes ago, I took the dogs out for their last walk of the night.  so they could take care of business. No sooner do we get out into the yard, when I spotted a pair of glowing eyes in the dark, about 15 feet away between our pool and garden. I tell myself it’s just a cat all the while I’m yelling at the dogs to get back into the house. I raced up the back steps into the house, dragging the dogs in behind me. I don’t think any of them had a chance to take care of business and there’s no way in hell I’m going back out there again tonight. I’ll wait until the sun is up thank you very much.

Like I said, it’s probably a cat, or a raccoon, or a fox, or, more likely, a wolverine. Probably a wolverine. Or it’s the weird squirrel-eating-squirrel tail-leaving creature we have never been able to identify. Over the years we’ve found the squirrel tail evidence hanging in bushes and trees around our yard but even stranger is the fact that we’ve never found any tiny squirrel skeletons, just their tails.

squirrel tail

It’s been quite a while since we’ve found any squirrel tails not attached to any squirrels. Maybe the mysterious squirrel eating creature makes an appearance every 5 years, eats a bunch of squirrels, leaves the tails behind, and goes back into whatever hole it crawled out of and hibernates for another 5 years. Sounds kind of like an episode of “X-Files” or “Supernatural”.

So you can see why I didn’t want to take a chance with the wolverine or mysterious squirrel eater. You never know when it’s going to graduate from eating squirrels to something bigger.