The Adventures of Sparky the Squirrel: Part One

Sparky the Squirrel

Sparky the Squirrel

Grey squirrels abound in my area; and they are all called Sparky! Some days they all come out to play at once; which makes walking the dogs very exciting!

One warm day, I was waiting to cross the road at a T-junction. My dogs were sitting at the kerb as usual, and we watched as a car approached the stop sign. Suddenly, to our amazement and out of nowhere, a little grey thing dropped out of the sky, flashed right in front of our eyes and landed with a thump and a “squeak” on the road at our feet. Even the dogs were too astounded to move.

The little squirrel prised itself off the tarmac, shook its head and scampered off across the road to the safety of some bushes. I’ve no idea what happened. There was only one very tall forty foot tree next to us and nowhere for it to jump to. I can only assume it somehow lost its footing.

The driver rolled down his window as he drove past, and called out to me, “Did you see that?”

Me: “Yes! I can’t believe it survived.”

We were both laughing at the surprise of it all.

Never a dull moment with Sparky. But until this incident, I didn’t know they could bounce!



12 thoughts on “The Adventures of Sparky the Squirrel: Part One

  1. ouachitashutterbug

    I wish we had a few around our place to watch but for some reason we are devoid of any Sparkys. I had a similar incident with a squirrel while I was mountain biking a few months ago. Riding down a forest road I caught a glimpse of movement in a tree ahead of me but didn’t pay it much mind. As I got next to the spot I saw the movement, all of a sudden a squirrel dives from the tree on one side of the road, passed inches in front of my face and then tucked and rolled into the opposite ditch. He shook himself off, took one look at me and the sprinted off. I was sure he was injured but apparently they have the radioactive powers of Spiderman. Close encounter of the furry kind. 🙂

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Well, he ran away – so can’t have been that damaged. It was the squeak that was so funny! Had all the stuffing knocked out of him 🙂


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