Town Square

Post a New Topic

Where are the tree squirrels now?

Original post made by Paulette, Val Vista, on Mar 11, 2018

I use to be concerned that there aren't any more ground squirrels in Val Vista; but, now, I've noticed there aren't hardly any ordinary tree squirrels either, it seems. I saw a very skinny squirrel running across the street about a week or so ago; but, I haven't seen squirrels chattering in the trees or running on fences or in the trees in my yard. Where did they all go? I did see a blue bird and a goldfinch last week, though. That cheered me up. When I first moved here, there was so much wildlife in Val Vista. We had possums, raccoons, quail use to dust themselves in my yard under the broccoli plants. I see these ads for people who remove and kill squirrels. Why? I don't see them harming anyone? I use to see squirrels dead on the street all the time. Now, I hardly see anything dead on the street including squirrels. I wonder if they are eating rat bait or if people are hiring those people who kill them for money? Huh! I miss them. I'm sure this will generate more hate comments from the people who don't like them. The ground squirrels never did come back here. I miss hearing there little chirping noises when I walked my dog. Now i miss seeing the squirrels running up the trees or along the fences when I walk the dog. I miss the many blackbirds we use to have around here too; but, I was happy to hear a solitary blackbird singing today down by the creek. The first one i've heard down there in probably a few years now.

Comments (2)

5 people like this
Posted by Silverfox
a resident of Castlewood
on Mar 12, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Silverfox is a registered user.

Come downtown-we have plenty to share with you along with all the other wildlife animals.

6 people like this
Posted by Nosy Neighbors
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Mar 13, 2018 at 9:34 am

Nosy Neighbors is a registered user.

Come on over to the East Side, PLENTY of ground & tree critters! It's also mating season apparently, so just wait 30-45 days...

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


To post your comment, please login or register at the top of the page. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Couples: “Everything is a gift of the universe . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,072 views

Fighting to wipe out changing our clocks
By Tim Hunt | 16 comments | 703 views

How Well Is Your High School Preparing Your Student for College
By Elizabeth LaScala | 0 comments | 482 views

Time to help Milfleur’s Terri Carlson, who is recovering from a stroke
By Jeb Bing | 2 comments | 329 views