Very Odd!! That’s just how I would describe what happened to us on Saturday morning.
I should preface this entry by telling you about an entry I wrote a while back. I called the entry “I thought I Had Seen Everything“… and I did think that! Yes, that’s right… a squirrel came down our fireplace!
You know what they say about lightening not striking the same place twice… Well, I would have thought that could be applied to squirrels also!
At 4:00 AM-ish on Saturday morning, I heard something in our attic. (Actually, I was hoping that it was our rooftop.) As usual, I was the person who went out and inspected for the cause of the noise… while my husband continued to sleep. After checking and checking, and then finally going back to bed, we realized that the noise was a squirrel in our attic, trying desperately to get out. Luckily, he did get out!
Unfortunately for us, we discovered that one of the ways the squirrel tried to get out of the attic was by climbing up the air conditioner’s drip pipe… which he managed to break apart. And, of course, as all things usually go >>> there is no possible way to access the part of the pipe that the little squirrel tried so valiantly to climb while making his escape.
Long story – short— We are going to have to have some repairs done in the attic so that the air conditioner’s drip pan can be attached to a new mode of drip pipe.
I’m starting to rethink having a bird/squirrel bath in our back yard. And also all of the evergreen oak trees we planted when we moved in 17 years ago… Between all of the acorns and the water, our yard has become a very popular squirrel hang-out!