Squirrels Gone Wild

Squirrels.jpgThis afternoon I took a walk through Cuesta Park. I felt uneasy watching moms and dads playing there with their young children. 

Were they not aware of the danger lurking in the trees? Hadn’t they heard of the recent vicious squirrel attack on a 4-year-old boy?

The squirrels in this Mountain View park have gone wild. What these crazed rodents are thinking, with their little ping pong ball sized brains, we may never know. They have gone too far by jumping into baby strollers, scratching, and biting children in their quest for food. An adult squirrel needs to eat about a pound of food per week, and that must be quite a task for the little critter.

Mountain View city officials will begin trapping and killing the squirrels over a three week period in hope of making the park a place fit for man, not beast.

In some areas of the US, squirrels are still hunted for food. The over abundance of squirrels in Mt. View might be an opportunity for an enterprising restaurateur to open a unique eatery featuring some tasty Squirrel Recipes

How about giving the Gilroy Garlic Festival organizers a run for their money. Imagine a banner stretched over Castro St.: “The Mountain View Squirrel Festival”, or a Squirrel Stew Cook-off, booths selling Squirrel Pelt Hats, a Miss Squirrel Pageant…the possibilities are endless.

1 Comment so far

  1. anna (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

    and they spread the plague. Ah, squirrels gone wild, and gone bad. http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/plague/facts.htm

    I actually favor rendered squirrel oil, or, Squird, TM.

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