Monday, February 20, 2012
Who Lives Here?
Someone who eats a lot of acorns and is messy, that's who! Probably a Red Squirrel. We saw this on our recent walk at Oak Openings Metropark.
I've been told that Red Squirrels did not live in the area until a former Park Board member trapped a few from the area of his cabin in Michigan and released them into the park. They are adorable, but can be a nuisance if they get into your attic. They can also be aggressive, although the other resident squirrels (Fox and Flying) seem to be flourishing. There must be enough acorns for everyone.