image by Veronica V. Jones

Why Did it Have to be Squirrels?

Standing zombie squirrel.
Sitting zombie squirrel.

We thought we had all of our bases covered. Maybe it happened last year and nobody noticed, or maybe this time the disease, effect, conspiracy, whatever… is worse. However it happened, we discovered this morning at around 4am that our biggest problem wasn’t going to be undead humans… but squirrels.

The little rats took out our cameras quickly, but at least they haven’t been able to breach the house yet. before we lost the last video feed, it looked like one of them cooked itself on the car battery we ran the cameras with. Could that be the solution? Electricity?

Back on OZ, where the effect should hopefully be ending soon, Steve had the great idea to get off dry land altogether… but so did lots of other folks. And we can only wish Martin the best of luck, but things don’t look good.

When first we heard from Naoko Kensaku in Malaysia, her office was quiet…. too quiet. It looks like she made it home in one piece and is… cooking eggs? Also in Malaysia, Michy’s post-exam celebrations seem to have gotten a little out of hand.

I’m still gathering news from here in the States. Trying to make sense of it all… I’ll post an update shortly!

original photo Ocean Squirrels by Linda Lopez

Written by in June of 2008. Last edited March 2017.

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  • Patrick Nottingham - June 13th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Ground squirrels do carry the bubonic plague . . . still, can this be something similar?

  • ladyfox7oaks - June 13th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    I always KNEW there was something “OFF” about the little ground rats…

  • Danica Enjolras - June 13th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    It’s not just the mammals. Some hawks went after a couple who went for a sunset swim.