Campsite Intruder Alert

We have told our readers many times about our security alerts around Chez Herd, but Hu-Dad insists that we stay quiet when we are camping. Thus, a campsite intruder alert is intense, but much quieter.

Campsite intruder alert - but just out of reach.

Campsite intruder alert – but just out of reach.

We have plenty of wildlife at our house, but we, strangely, just don’t have squirrels. Yes, we know, they are dogs’ nemesis everywhere, but we simply don’t have them. But we see lots of them when camping.

Come on, little squirrel, come over to us.

Come on, little squirrel, come over to us.

They seem to have figured out exactly how close they can get to us but stay out of reach since we are on a picket line in the campsite. And just when we think we have lured them close enough, they run away.

Come back, Mr. Squirrel. We just wanted to play.

Come back, Mr. Squirrel. We just wanted to play.

6 Comments

  1. Melon on October 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Another one amazed at how the Hu-dad manages six Siberian Huskies!

  2. Des on October 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I want to know how Hu-Dad manages to control your reaction so well? He is either a genius magician, or you are all superbly self disciplined 😉
    Whatever it is…I am in awe!

  3. Juno's mom on October 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

    They’re such seasoned campers!

  4. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on October 24, 2015 at 5:53 am

    Ice ‘n Ebby say: You actually had a squirrel THAT close, and didn’t set off an alarm to make sure everyone in the campsite knew there was an intruder? Woooooooooooooooow, such restraint!

    • Koda and Sue on October 24, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Koda agrees with ice n ebby … Restraint to the highest level

    • Lori on October 24, 2015 at 9:27 am

      I know!!!! Total restraint!!! You guys are amazing???

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