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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Squirrel Nut Politics

I recall as a young man I often went into the woods on a cold fall mornings in search of the illusive country squirrel. They were hard to find--guess they knew they were meat for the table (fried squirrel was a treat is those days--no joke!). I do recall one thing about those old country squirrels,especially in the fall, they were always gathering nuts--one after another. I think they knew a hard time was coming.
I'm older now and live in the city. Sad to say, squirrel hunting days are over. I have noticed, however, that the squirrels here (city squirrels) don't gather nuts in the same way as their country cousins did. I'm sure some misguided progressive will say that's because of global warming--warmer winters and the squirrel doesn't have to prepare as much!! This conservative thinks otherwise--the city squirrel knows that even on cold winter days he can go to the park and someone on a nice park bench will give him a nut--or even a handful of them. Are you like the country squirrel--preparing for hard times, or like the city squirrel waiting for the handout from (big government).
by Ron Russell
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4 comments:

Timothy Butcher said...

Great post brother.
To take a little quip from Bocephus, “A country Squirrel can survive”.

Debbie said...

I remember eating fried squirrel when I was around 12 years old. The meat is dark and sort of tough. That was before I knew they were just rats with fur, ha. Then I wouldn't touch one.

Here where we are now, squirrels along with all other manner of wild life, come right up to our front door, especially when the bird feeder is empty and they want me to refill it -- or when they want to torment Penny the Beagle, ha.

We do have all sorts of trees with nuts, acorn, black walnut, etc. and I can assure you these squirrels do not count on the bird seed for their winter food supply. They are busy busy busy eating, collecting, and storing nuts for the winter.

Squirrels know they can't depend on Obama to support them.

Deborah F. Hamilton
Right Truth
http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

Bitmap said...

Good post.

Maybe you could use a live catch trap to turn some of those city squirrels into dinner?

Mr Pink Eyes said...

That was a great analogy!