I am trying hard not to come unglued on one of my neighbors. But he is really on my last nerve.
One of the things that I enjoy most about living in the mountains is the wildlife. That includes birds, squirrels, chipmunks, etc. We used to feed them, occasionally, on our deck, but the neighbor said to quit doing that, as they were a nuisance, so we quit doing that a few years ago. For a while this summer I enjoyed sitting in my favorite chair on the second floor and watching two little squirrels chase and play on the tree outside my window. They were tiny, and had a great time running over the rocks, across the bridge and up and down the trees.
That was before my neighbor decided to shoot them with his air gun. The other day I was shocked to hear a gun go off and the bark of the tree in front of my window flew off as he attempted to kill a squirrel behind our unit! I ran outside and asked him if he was shooting again. He said no. He denied it! I said someone was shooting again (we have had this discussion in the past), and he said he hoped they got a squirrel. (I see him hunting in the bushes all the time.) Discharging a firearm in an incorporated area is illegal, and he knows it. Every time I hear a gun retort, my heart starts hammering. It scares the $#%@ out of me!
I haven't seen the two tiny squirrels, or any other creatures in weeks. The nasty old bat is cleaning out the area. Now the birds are avoiding our trees. And the really strange thing? He is the only one with the problem. None of the other people in the complex ever complain about having squirrels anywhere near their units, nor have they had any damage. He is irritated that they drop the sugar-pine cones and eat the seeds. Isn't that what nature intended? I might add that it is all natural habitat behind our condos, it isn't manicured in any way. One lady, down the way, also used to feed them, and has been asked not to. It's like he is attracting them, with his negative squirrel energy.
I can't wait until he heads back to Florida in a month.
I wonder how many people there are looking forward to his return?