More Squirrel Adventures (Limerick and More)

In late March I wrote some verse about our squirrel problem. More specifically, a squirrel that likes snoozing in my upstairs window sill under the AC.

As you can tell from my tanka and limerick, the brazen squirrel refused to be scared off. Sure, it would leave for a while. But just when I thought my squirrel was gone for good, there she was again in my window sill, kept outside only by a thin piece of plexiglass.

Well, guess who had babies:

The Squirrel That Likes To Sleep Next To My Upstairs Window AC Gave Birth To 5 Squirrel Pups In My Window Sill

Methinks it’s time for another squirrely limerick:

Squirrely Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A squirrel gave birth on my sill—
Near my window AC unit’s grill.
Each miniscule pup
(Five in all — two floors up)
Born an inch from my nose — chilling thrill.

Thanks to hubby Mark for snapping that photo.

UPDATE: Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21st!

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16 Responses to “More Squirrel Adventures (Limerick and More)”

  1. Johanna Richmond says:

    Love the limerick and the babies are adorable! My kids will really enjoy seeing them — thanks Mad and Mark!

  2. Oh they are gorgeous. I know they are considered a pest and especially so if they get into yoour attic or roof space but, they have to live somewhere…lol
    I love that you left her alone. She must’ve sensed she and her babies would be safe there.
    Loved the limerick, and thans for visiting me and the great comment, too.

  3. Amanda Moore says:

    well at least you have a sense of humor about it. You’ll need to keep us updated!

  4. kaykuala says:

    Wonderful Madeleine,
    It’s not easy to stumble on a rare event like that.I get squeamish seeing the pink little things though


  5. Pat Hatt says:

    Great limerick as always, wait until the get big, could be havoc..haha

  6. mareymercy says:

    Wow never seen baby squirrels before! Love it!

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments!

  8. how sweet is this…and your limerick is awesome as always…you should read it to them…smiles

  9. Barbara Broumberg says:

    Raised two baby orphans squirrels just about the size of yours. Puppy dog formula and baby rice cereal. Great experience until they became the terrible twos. Thanks for sharing. Loved your limerick and photo. Please take more photos and share them with us.

  10. Geraldine says:

    Oh wow, what a photo! So cool. Thanks for sharing this M and your fun poem to go with it too!

  11. Emily says:

    You are so talented!

    We had a squirrel who enjoyed living in our attic when I lived at home. My father humanely trapped the squirrel, drove it a few blocks away and let it go.

    It REALLY liked our house.

    The next time, my dad and I drove the squirrel around 10 MILES away, to our community college. And I guess the squirrel received his or her Associate’s degree.

  12. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your kind, fun, and enthusiastic comments.

  13. Great poem and sweet picture!

  14. Daisy Mae says:

    Ditto the above post- Great limerick, and amazing pic- truly an amazing story- (Clearly, the mother squirrel enjoys being around someone with a great sense of humor!)