Saturday, January 15, 2011

Magical Moment 345, "Free The Squirrels"

"There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free." -William Cronkite

We found this little squirrel in a trap today. He was very frightened and upset at his capture. But his spirit was not gone. He searched every square inch of the cage for an escape. He chattered angrily at me as I debated what to do next. I slipped him my granola bar, which he devoured in an instant. Who knows how long he's been there. 

Finally, we managed to set him lose. The moment he realized his freedom, he scurried to the highest tree top. He looked back one last time, just to make sure the cage was really behind him. 

I imagine he is with his friends and family, telling the heroic tale of his capture and escape, and enjoying his freedom.

3 comments:

Hilary said...

Aww poor little guy and good for you for feeding and freeing him. How and where did you happen upon this trap? Hopefully he's not back on his way to try and nest in someone's home...

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Hilary, no worries. My husband works for the National Park Service. He stumbled across him there. A park is the perfect place to set him free.

Emelle said...

Squirrels are fun to watch although I wasn't happy that one summer they ate all the tomatoes.