Squirrel Problem Blog
After experiencing all the glories of the Great Vigil of Easter,
the fire, the music, the rising sun coming through the
resurrection window and some good treats at hospitality; Kevin
McLemore left church only to be attacked by a squirrel on the
church lawn! Kevin got some scratches on his head, face, chin and
cheeks and a puncture wound on his hand. He was treated at the
Abington Hospital ER with antibiotics.
After the squirrel ran all over Kevin it then ran all over Roy
Irvin's body not once but twice! Bill Davis standing next to him,
(Roy not the squirrel), batted the little pest off and he ran
away. (The squirrel not Roy!!) Thankfully, Roy was completely
fine, no scratches or wounds of any kind.
After his startling ordeal, Kevin went to Abington Hospital's ER.
The staff there told Kevin that squirrels do not carry rabies.
(Although there seems to be some debate about that.) They say that
they are seeing an increased amount of this sort of squirrel
behavior due to people hand feeding squirrels. SO IF YOU FEED
SQUIRRELS OR OTHER SMALL ANIMALS BY HAND STOP IT!
Here's the good news Kevin is fine, experiencing a little pain from
the puncture wound.
We have set traps to capture and remove squirrels from the church
356 people came in and out of the 10 a.m. service on Easter Sunday and
not one was jumped by a squirrel or any other creature on the church
property. (Unless you count Fr. Dave trying to get folks to have new
pictures taken for the photo wall!) Also about 100 kids and their
parents enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt on the church yard that morning also
See you in church! And while we strive to be a welcoming, inclusive
community; squirrels are not invited!
To handle the Rogue Rodent Gang, we have called in
Un-scratchables." The traps are set, and we have
caught the first member of the gang, "Bugsy McClaw."
He has being relocated to the big house in Horsham.
Our Second Capture! "Freddy "Chompers"
Squirreleoni" is now awaiting extradition to join his
4/12/2010 Additional Update-
On the heels of Freddy's capture, we got another one!
"Joey "The Whip-tail" Shredder" ! This
guy is talking too! All the special squirrel hideouts, the
The tip from Joey paid off, and this morning
"Nick "The Nibbler" Ratatouille"
is in the cage! We didn't expect such a catch on a rainy gray day,
but he fell right into our trap anyway !
4/13/2010 Additional Update-
Right on the heels of The Nibbler, "Anthony
"The Digger" Ratboy" lost his freedom with
a simple bribe of a peanut. As the cold rain fell, The Digger was
carted off to join his cohorts in the Pecan Gang, already relocated
in the yard of the big house!
We may have captured the ring leader today! It appears
"Al "Squirrel-face" Pecan"
himself, in a less dapper outfit, and not in the luxury
surroundings he is used to!
Kudos go to
"Harry "Houdini" Lawnrat" who
was the first to steal the bate and escape the trap .... This
Whip-tail checks on some recent burials in the yard
HOUDINI CAPTURED !
With some modifications to the trapping technique, today
we caught "Harry "Houdini" Lawnrat", a
very fast and vocal squirrel!
"William "Billy the Biter"
Crackanut" was caught today as the cold rain fell.
Capture didn't seam to bother Crackanut as he proceeded to
finish off all
of the remaining bait in the trap as he awaited
4/26/2010 Additional Update-
On the heels of Crackanut, the infamous "Scarface
McRat" was nabbed!
He loudly protested his "innocence" while yelling
every squirrley obscenity in the rodent vocabulary!
"Tony "The Grubber"
Stashanut" didn't even stop for the free peanut
that was on the ground outside the cage! He went right for the
mother-load of peanuts inside the trap. Special early morning
extradition arrangements were made.