Monday, April 27, 2009
I shot my first squirrel today. Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the awesomeness. So, you'll have to settle for my eyewitness account. I looked out the window this morning and saw a squirrel digging around the rose bushes on our front porch, so I ran and got the gun. I flipped off the safety and cocked it so as to be ready to fire as soon as I opened the door. The sound of the door opening startled the squirrel a little and he hopped out of the rose bushes and onto the sidewalk where he stopped to look at me. Mistake number 1. I popped off my first shot and hit him square in the midsection. Impossible to miss as he was only 5 feet away. Now, all of you animal lovers can just relax. The squirrel was absolutely fine, but definitely startled, so he began to scamper away. He wasn't scampering fast enough for my liking however, so I quickly popped off another shot which narrowly missed. He scampered much quicker after that and hopefully he's learned his lesson and won't be coming back. Of course, I've got a bottle of pellets waiting for him if he does.