THINGS THAT GO BUMP, THE EPILOGUE – By ELLIN CURLEY

I recently wrote a blog called “Things That Go Bump In The Night”, documenting our search for an invisible rodent making noises and leaving acorns in and around our bedroom.

Last night we saw him! He ran across the kitchen and I brought my husband, Tom in to help me look for him, to no avail. Then he suddenly ran across the family room while we were watching TV. When Tom, got up to look for him again, the little guy ran through the hallway and back into the kitchen. He was smaller than a squirrel but had a short, bushy tail. Poor guy must have been terrified. Was this the same guy who made noises all through the night a few weeks ago? We think it was.

We went to sleep and were awakened twice when the dogs went ballistic and raced from the bedroom into the hallway. We didn’t even bother to get up to check out whatever they might have heard. I fed the dogs at 6:00 AM without incident. When Tom got up, he went downstairs and found our nocturnal visitor dead at the bottom of the stairs. We had hoped to get him out of the house unscathed, but it looks like our hunting dog got to him before we could rescue him and release him into the wild.

RIP little guy!



Categories: Anecdote, Animals, chipmunk, dogs, Photography, Wildlife

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5 replies

  1. He was pretty cute Ellin. The dogs were only doing their job.
    Leslie

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  2. A sad end for the little guy.

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    • We were really hoping to get him out of the house safely. We’ve done that on several occassions, once with a baby squirrel. We’ve also coexisted happily with someone who lived under our jacuzzi in the master bath. We’d hear him moving around and scratching almost every morning for a long time. Now he’s gone too. Maybe he was the same guy who was recently deceased.

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