Living in Harmony with the Squirrels in the Chimney

I enjoyed this post and thus am reblogging it.


A few days ago, I suddenly spotted a big hole in the side of my chimney. Since it’s really a big wooden frame around my actual “chimney” (which houses a Heatilator ®and a pipe), the outside “box” is apparently fairly empty. Or it was until something gnawed a hole the size of softball in the side of the chimney box, all within a couple of days at most.

I had a local repairman out to look at it, and he immediately said “Squirrels.” He said he could probably get to it between his other jobs by the end of the week.

grey squirrel on tree Grey Squirrel

And therein began the longer “tail” of the squirrel situation.

The weather, which has been exceptionally warm for the last week or two, is now returning to that horrid, bitter cold winter that plagued us all through January. It is supposed to go to 9 tonight, and next…

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