What is it with all these squirrels and chipmunks and groundhogs running across the road all summer?

cutelittlebluecivic.jpgYes. It seems like almost every time I drive *anywhere*, there are rodents running across the road. The cabin road, the I75 SUV Speedway, various streets here on The Planet Ann Arbor. Are there more of them this year or what? I haven’t managed to hit one yet. I hope I don’t. I can only *remember* hitting two small aminals in my life. A rabbit that exploded on the side of my Ford Fiesta, a vee-hickle that eventually became a part of the trio “Mama’s Little Gold Car, Daddy’s Little Blue Car, and The Orange Car.” Then last fall, I hit a squirrel on one of the gravel roads around here. I can’t remember which vee-hickle except that it was not The Indefatigable. I was pretty upset about that but I was still able to drive. I may have hit a squirrel or two back in the dark ages. If I did, I’ve blocked it. 🙁 And there was once a near-miss when I was driving The POC down M28 and a great blue heron took off from the side of the road and glanced off my WINDSHIELD (the POC had a HUGE windshield, deserving of capital letters). But I’d been watching for deer and drunks. Who would ever think to look for a heron? So far this year, I’ve been lucky. Little squirrels and chippies, please don’t run across the road. Groundhogs especially. You guys don’t move fast enough. Stay back there behind my shed or get under the house. Eagles and hawks and wols won’t be able to get at you there either.


5 Responses to “What is it with all these squirrels and chipmunks and groundhogs running across the road all summer?”

  1. Webmomster Says:

    “wols”? short for wolverines? or wolves?

  2. Pooh Says:

    Get out your “Winnie the Pooh”, and you will find that Owl, although very smart, sometimes did not spell everything correctly.
    Wolverines are not common in Michigan, even in the home of the University of Michigan. Not real, groundhog-eating ones, anyhow.


  3. Pooh Says:

    Today I figured out one reason they run out on the road. When I was coming home from school today, I looked down a cross street and saw a squirrel chasing a walnut down the hill. Apparently the walnut had started rolling down the hill and the squirrel was determined not to let it get away. It was funny, but I couldn’t stop to watch how it played out.

  4. Webmomster Says:

    OK – I was not a “Winnie-the-Pooh” fan as a kid (not that I didn’t like it), so the connection couldn’t be made.

    And I was going to be worried about KW, if she believed that wolverines existed in our lovely state (as I *have* heard that wolverines have never even set foot around these parts). Thereby bringing about the conclusion that the UM Wolverines are merely a figment of someone’s fevered imagination…especially given their performance on Saturday (I even heard someone at work say that UM blew their Conference Title chances with that game 🙄 ).

    And *wolves* in A2 would have to be very sneaky with all those people around…

    Never even *thought* to anagram (sigh).

  5. froooggy Says:

    Grok grok grok.

    Isn’t it funny
    How a bear likes honey?
    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!
    I wonder why he does?

    Grok grok grok.