Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Squirrel Havoc

In an effort to elude the adult male human, the flying squirrel shoved himself into a space behind a half-depth drawer, knocking a water pipe loose. Water starts pouring out onto the kitchen floor and flooding the basement at the same time.

Panicked male human starts screaming about hating the house -- he was furious!. He ran downstairs to turn off every switch imaginable on the water and heat to that end of the house.

He called the plumber, at 7:30 p.m, wondering if he may have a clue where it was coming from. He didn't, so he was here in about 10 minutes. Turns out the squirrel bashed into a pipe that really went to nothing, but the water from upstairs drained to that location. Said plumber removed the pipe since it didn't go to anything and obviously was causing problems.

Earlier in the day, Dave purchased four Have-a-Heart traps to try to catch the critter. Flying squirrel likes peanut butter, so he used it to bait the traps. Squirrel was caught and has been transported across the river into another town.

Plummer visit: $72
Chewed jar of peanut butter: 3 for $5
Traps: $104
Gas to transport squirrel across the town line: $2.30
Picture of squirrel on box of Snickerdoodles: Priceless!

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