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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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A squirrel saved my life

What started out as a normal day, almost ended in tragedy, but thanks to HPA forums and a squirrel I am here to tell my story.
Every day I wake up, go to Dunkin Donuts, grab a cup of coffee and go in the woods to scout. If I don't have my coffee I will die, but it has to be with cream or else I just can't drink it.
After getting to my parking area, I grabbed my coffee and started walking, the area is a couple of miles back but usually they're a lot of birds back there. Being that it was cold this morning I walked pretty quickly and worked up a good sweat. What usually takes almost an hour to get to took only 30 minutes so I waited in the dark for a good 20 minutes waiting for the first bird to sound off. Just as daylight cracked and a couple of birds gobbled, I took a big sip of coffee and new something was terribly wrong.
In a panic, I ripped the Styrofoam lid off my cup and what I saw sent shivers up my spine. Instead of seeing the light color of coffee with cream I saw a 24 OZ abyss of black. The man put no cream in my coffee.
For most of you this would be know big deal, but I have a caffeine addiction. When I want coffee I have to have it but it has to have cream in it or I can't drink it. Trying to stay calm, but knowing the end was probably close, I got on my hands and knees and decided to say a little prayer to my maker and that's when I saw it. Not 20ft over my head was a squirrel's nest. Having read through 9 pages on HPA about seasons start dates, reasons for vs against etc. one thing stuck in my head. LACTATING SQUIRREL'S.
Since I had scouted this area out I knew where a tree stand is that had climbing sticks to get in it. Moving the sticks to the nest now made it possible for me to reach the nest. As I started climbing the tree I could hear noises in the nest so I knew that my plan just might work.
Reaching in to the nest, it seemed that the squirrel realized I wasn't there to harm her, but that I needed her help. The mother squirrel let me pick her up, carry her down the tree and let me squeeze out about an ounce of milk for my coffee. I carried her up the tree and back to her nest without the little ones even knowing I was there. Sitting on a log after all this happened, now enjoying my coffee I came to the realization that if it wasn't for that squirrel or HPA I probably wouldn't be here right now telling my story.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:02 PM
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Re: A squirrel saved my life

You should prob seek professional help
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:09 PM
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What a heart wrenching story... Glad you are ok !
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:11 PM
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Good descriptive story. You sure that was milk that you squeezed from Mrs. Squirrel?

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:24 PM
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Funny the same thing happened to me but the momma grizzly wasn't as willing as momma squirrel, I have the scars to prove it.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 05:46 PM
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the lack of caffiene was blurring his vision. mr squirrel is now seeking therapy. charges are pending

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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 06:03 PM
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Re: A squirrel saved my life

I'LL TAKE MINE BLACK
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 06:19 PM
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I am thankful I drink black coffee. But as a fellow coffee drinker, I could see ---, forget it, you do need help.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 06:32 PM
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Sure, now baby squirrels will die of starvation and you will probably wind up nuts from squirrel milk, not a happy ending! All because you can't man up and drink black coffee.




When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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Re: A squirrel saved my life

Thats a good one
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