Friday, September 30, 2011

When Horror Struck the Hammock

Take a look at this idyllic scene from only a couple months ago:


And now I present a photo of that very same hammock, today (sensitive readers should consider looking away): 

 

Where is it, you might be asking? Oh. Well, it's at the very bottom of the photo... on the ground. Chewed to shreds. By squirrels.

In the past I was a friend, nay, a champion, of our four-legged furry-tailed friends. Between this hammock carnage and the mysterious "invisible hummingbird invasion" of 2011... well sirs, I say to you: no longer! 


What on earth would possess an animal that ends up as a mascot on various children's products because of its "loveable" and "furry" nature, to completely decimate an unsuspecting human's hammock (and a Father's Day gift at that) after ignoring it all summer?

Is it bizarre autumnal nesting behavior, or merely the true colors of a descipable and soulless rodent appearing? I'll let you decide, only not really because it's obviously the latter.

5 comments:

  1. Despicable rodent! Don't get me started, they've ruined two hammocks, eaten our tomato plants, stripped my daisies, tease our Rio!

    Ok, now that I've ranted, hope you have a fun weekend! :)

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  2. This post made me giggle, SO hard. And then I made my husband listen to me read it aloud because it was just THAT funny.
    Poor hammock, may it rest in peace....... :)

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  3. My mouth hangs open in shock. My first thought was, RUDE! Snarky little beasts.

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  4. I can't stand squirrels!! After NESTING and having BABIES in the engine of my car they chewed through EVERY SINGLE WIRE IN MY ENGINE!!! I had to have the entire wiring system in my Expedition rewired because of those darn thing... I am no longer a fan. AT.ALL. I feel your pain sister...

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  5. You're not going to like this, but the only way we got rid of the squirrels was to trap & kill them. I put up a feeder & FED them for about a month. They even EXPECTED it. Once I had them coming to the feeder, I put a rat trap in there. Killed about 9 of them. After that? No squirrel issues. I have to do this about every 2 years...They are smart little boogers. And they will eat or tear up absolutely anything & everything.

    Sam

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