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Rocky the Flying Squirrel

Last night, Sarah was looking out the window and called me over. She pointed out a grey squirrel that was on the third-floor balcony of the building across from us. It was exploring the various objects that were on the balcony.

Then we noticed one of the people who lives in one of the third-floor apartments starting to ascend the stairs. A few seconds later, the squirrel noticed him too, and started to panic. He looked at the stairs, but decided it was too risky to try and go past the man, so he went to the edge of the balcony and looked to the left, right, and then down. There was nowhere to go!

After a moment's hesitation, he took a GIANT FLYING LEAP off the balcony, spreadeagled his legs, and fell the twenty-plus feet down to the ground, landing with a thud. I was stunned. I pressed my face against the window screen so I could see him.

He stood up, brushed his front paws off, and walked away as if nothing had happened. It was the coolest thing ever. I wished we had grabbed Sarah's digital camera and taken a video of it. What an awesome squirrel.

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rachelish
Jun. 18th, 2004 07:20 am (UTC)
hehehe that's great
isquiesque
Jun. 18th, 2004 08:39 am (UTC)
Ouch! Glad he's okay, though.
isnobot
Jun. 18th, 2004 09:20 am (UTC)
squirrels are so awesome.
okb
Jun. 18th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
Excellent! The power of nature.
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