Buddy the squirell (joke)

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  1. Jeremy_C

    Jeremy_C 1/2 ton status

    Mar 26, 2002
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    East TN
    Got this in a email.......................................

    Three nights ago I decided it was time to lube my defense gun. So, I headed
    down to the basement to get all the necessary goop.

    As I walked toward the cabinet, a whimpering sound came from the furnace.
    I've heard furnaces clunk, click, and whoosh, but never whimper. So, I
    stopped to listen. Sure enough, it whimpered again. When I rapped my
    knuckles on the side, I heard the unmistakable sound of tiny feet.

    Upstairs to call my brother-in-law, who works for a heating and A/C

    "Jon, I've got a critter in my furnace. What should I do?"

    "Get it out of there."

    Free advice is worth the price.

    Tools in hand, and a pair of heavy gloves along in case of rabid attack, I
    began removing various pieces of sheet metal and ductwork.

    When I removed the 8" flue pipe from the furnace, a gray squirrel dropped
    out, hitting the bridge of my foot on its descent. Startled, I jumped back.
    Equally startled, Buddy the Squirrel scurried into the next room, where all
    the broken furniture, stereos and VCR's sit, waiting for me to fulfill my
    promise to fix them "someday." Clearly, he wasn't going to be found in that

    I told my wife to keep the basement door closed, then put the furnace back
    together again and, tired from two hours of ductwork and rodent-driven
    apprehension, headed off to sleep, assuring my wife I'd get a live trap in
    the morning.

    True to my promise, I set up the trap. My wife got peanuts and carrots for
    the bait. She also neatly cut some peanut butter sandwiches into eight
    squares (how come I don't get this kind of treatment?). What she would not
    do was the laundry, which had been piling up in the chute; she wasn't going
    down in that basement until the threat level was back to White.

    Buddy didn't like the trap, although he somehow managed to snag some food
    out of it.

    I opened a basement window to give him a way out but, with temps outside in
    the teens, Buddy opted for the warmth of the furnace. The only result of
    opening the window was to freeze the water in the pipes running up to the

    Day Two: back to the hardware store for some industrial-strength poison and
    some rat traps. I suspect Buddy may have been a seasoned repeat offender,
    because he didn't touch any of it.

    This morning, sometime before dawn, I awoke to the sound of my wife
    screaming, even louder than the last time she saw me naked. Grabbing
    flashlight and .45 from the nightstand, I scrambled down the stairs to
    rescue her from whatever thugs had invaded the house.

    No thugs, but Buddy the Squirrel had found a way upstairs. He and Zach the
    Dog were engaged in some kind of barking and shrieking standoff over in the
    corner. Zach's an indoor dog and, while he had a size advantage over Buddy,
    he doesn't have the "street fighting" mentality that the squirrel no doubt
    did. Nor did he have rabies (yet). So, it was Zach or Buddy. Besides, my
    patience was at an end, as was my supply of clean underwear.

    Training my flashlight on Buddy, I aimed the pistol at his midsection. (For
    you technical types, Center of Mass on a squirrel is probably 1/2 MOA).

    Under flashlight illumination, Federal Hyda-Shoks produce an effect similar
    to what I vaguely remember psychedelics to be like. At first I saw nothing
    but white, then the entire room was bathed in a bright, multi-colored glow.
    Something like an illuminated kaleidoscope. The sound in my ears was like
    an interminably-sustained high note from a Fender Stratocaster. My wife was
    yelling something, but I was busy trying to decide whether this New
    Woodstock experience was annoying or pleasurable.

    Now, I get along famously with all my neighbors, except the Bitch Next
    Door. Our relationship makes GW and Saddam look like frat brothers. Our
    houses are just twenty feet apart, and she takes her barking dogs out as
    early as 4 am, which is usually when I'll call the cops.

    So, I have no doubt it was her phone call that caused the sea of red and
    blue flashing lights in front of my house.

    I'd been able to hear the sirens, and I heard some kind of voices outside,
    but the Stratocaster kept me from understanding.

    After years of marriage, wives develop a way of communicating with husbands
    who can't or won't listen. "They want you outside!" she barked. "Get out
    there before they come in and shoot all of us!"

    I obliged, and opened the front door, at which time Zach the Dog decided
    he'd had enough. He raced past me to the Sane Outdoors, with my wife in hot
    pursuit. I yelled to the police, "it's okay! She's a non-combatant." I've
    no idea why I used that term but, in the long history of police paperwork,
    I'd bet this is probably the first time the words "squirrel," "fox
    terrier," and "non-combatant" were used in a single report.

    Standing before me was a police officer who, if not for the badge, would
    have looked every bit like a very large Marine, complete with the "shaved
    sidewall" haircut. As I eyed him up, he looked me over: skinny legs
    spattered with Buddy blood, wearing just my last clean pair of shorts,
    pillow hair, and pupils probably the size of quarters.

    "Have you been drinking, sir?" Officer Sidewalls asked.

    Ever since I was a kid, I've had the nasty habit of saying the wrong thing
    at the wrong time.

    "No," I replied, "but this sure seems like a good time to start."

    When Officer Sidewalls finally allowed me to unclasp my hands and step away
    from the wall, I decided that humor was probably not his strong suit.

    It was also about then that my vision cleared, and I realized that I hadn't
    shot Buddy the Squirrel. I'd exploded him. Little bits of Buddy guts were
    splattered on the sides of the end table where he'd been. The floor was a
    jumble of fur and unknown viscerals. Buddy's furry tail was near an
    overturned vase, which got me to thinking about creating some kind of
    trophy. His eyes were still open, and his yellow rodent teeth sort of
    reminded me of Gary Bussey from "Lethal Weapon."

    Officer Sidewalls wasn't as interested in Buddy as I was, though. He wanted
    some answers. After some lengthy discussion, he became sympathetic to my
    rodent plight, promised no charges, and left to write the report of his

    Meanwhile, my wife had recovered Zach the Dog.

    And, in just two hours or so, I'd be able to go to the hardware store to
    get some True Value SquirrelGutsRemover, as well as some wood putty and
    stain for the hole in the floor.

    Life was good once again.

    Sitting here now, I can reflect on what I learned: a wire grate on top of
    the chimney is a good thing; joking with an officer responding to a "shots
    fired" call is not a good thing; squirrels are smarter than people; the .45
    ACP is vastly underrated as a varmint round; and the New Woodstock
    experience is indeed annoying.

    But, I wonder: would it be over the top to introduce a few mice into the
    house of the Bitch Next Door? :D
  2. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

    Sep 9, 2001
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    Mineral Springs, NC
  3. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

    Apr 7, 2004
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    sacramento ca
    OMGTWFH:haha: :haha: :haha: :thumb:
  4. mosesburb

    mosesburb For Rent Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Apr 20, 2003
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    I've got a few squirrel stories, complete with old neighbor ladies from years back, but nothing to rival this one.

  5. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

    Jan 9, 2002
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    Gettysburg, SD
    Funny, but it's pretty stupid to be firing any weapon in a residential area for something like that. Maybe if you consider rabies

    I take out glue trapped mice with my 870 all the time
  6. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Dec 3, 2003
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    Should'a kept it as a pet!!

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