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Wednesday
Apr012009

Giant Squirrel Invasion In Toronto!

So I woke up this morning and sleepily went downstairs to get some breakfast, but something caught my eye as I passed the living room, so I turned....and then saw THIS:

April Fool's Squirrel Invasion

At first I just stood there, blinking like a cartoon character, wondering if I was still asleep.



April Fool's Squirrel Invasion

I went into the kitchen, where two more Evil Squirrels peered in:

April Fool's Squirrel Invasion

And another as I headed down toward my office:

April Fool's Squirrel Invasion

Jeff's still asleep, so I'm here trying to figure out who was responsible. Hmmm....someone who knew our house well enough to cut each squirrel picture to fit our windows ALMOST EXACTLY. Someone who rarely sleeps like a normal person so was able to drive up to our house and sneak around at 2 or 3 am when everyone else is asleep.

Someone who has played April Fool's and other scarily well-planned jokes on us before, maybe?

And someone who is, without a doubt, unaware that my capacity for seeking creative retribution is unmatched...

See LJ comments here.

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Reader Comments (20)

That is extremely funny. And the squirrels are so cute too!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterally

Ahahahaha XD
Whoever did that is my hero.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRonnie

Ah Walter Walter Walter. When will you ever learn? :D (But you're still my hero too. ;))

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJodi Krangle

Ahhhhh - such cute little critters! You must have been soooo happy to see them!!!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLuisa

Nobody outpranks the Debbie. (Is that a real word?) I can't wait to hear what you did to top that one.

See you Friday.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob Guest

I think it was the squirrel rebellion myself.

*shivers*

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTaunya

Can you give me enough time to leave town with the children (think of the children!) before you exact your revenge? I worry about the range effect of whatever you're planning...

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

A kudo and a congratulation to the perpetrator! Now s/he better send flowers and a spa day. (Right, Debbie?)

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDavid "Kudos" Barker

How Awesome!!!!! :-D I think I saw this movie. "Revenge of the Giant 10 foot Squirrel" :-D I bow down to Walter and am not worthy !!!! :-D
See you all at FKO

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom

Hahahaha, that is awesome!!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSib

Whoever it is, is pretty freakin' cool. You got some awesome friends, Debbie. Hail to the mighty squirrel!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpatricia

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA that's AWESOME.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervixy

I just want to state for the record that I had nothing to do with this.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraiabx

Amazing and wonderful!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

That is hilarious... touché to whomever did this - you are my idol!!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Ridpath II

those are great images i'd love to have for a classroom or even my garden closet!

i happen to not be afraid of squirrels, just fish for some irrational reason.

i'd offer to come get them but i cannot as i'm recovering from surgery. and no, it wasn't from being attacked by a squirrel.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteal froglette

Wow. Remind me to never visit Cuesta Park. I had no idea the squirrels were so vicious there.

How to lure to Pickering: Re-paint an Oscar Meyer car to look like a peanut. Drive to Pickering. Duct tape gas petal and steering wheel in place. Jump out. Watch squirrels get fried.

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterReesha

The evidence of previous pranks is inadmissible evidence - I stand by the axiom of innocent until proven guilty! These postulations about my involvement are unfounded!!! ... Hmm... what's that you say ... I have no idea how that blue tape got on my jacket.....

Happy April Fools' Day Debbie!!!

April 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwalter

Your friends are so much cooler than my friends.

April 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStew

Oh, that's good. That's very, VERY good...

April 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLene

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