We all remember the line from the movie “UP!”. Ben, the dog, would see a squirrel and become alert. I had the same experience yesterday while looking at a possible renovation / rehab project in the Village of Lancaster, NY.
I was sitting in front of the home taking a look from my vehicle when a small squirrel appeared in the window. At first, I thought that it was on the outer sill. As it turns out, it was inside the house having its way with the interior. I decided to talk a walk around the property while waiting for the person who would be showing me the property and as I reached the back, I noticed a larger squirrel in the rear window. I was able to take a picture of this squirrel (see the photo below) and couldn’t help but laugh when he noticed me, become startled and then tore half of the window curtain down while trying to climb away.
We did end up going into the house to have a look and we decided it would be best if we carried a snow brush with us. We all know how much squirrels hate snow brushes. Luckily, there was no incident inside. Turns out, squirrels are pretty non-confrontational and I was able to view the property without trouble (I had my brush in hand, mind you). I don’t recall much about the property since I was pre-occupied with my squirrel avoidance and preparedness to strike plans.
I get to chalk up another first in my search for properties to renovate. Vermin ?