My Grandson Attacked by a Squirrel

by Steve Ray on July 28, 2004

Yesterday my son Jesse and his wife Anna came over to preview our newly finished DVD “Paul, Contending for the Faith” which will be released September 1. Earlier in the day I had caught a squirrel who was chewing up our bird seed storage bin. I held the squirrel captive until my grandchildren arrived. Joshua was quite excited. He watched the squirrel until we were ready to let him go. I opened the cage reached in and the squirrel went crazy.

He leapt out of the cage, hit my chest and launched himself over to my 85 year old father. He landed on my dad for a split second before leaping again, this time landing right on poor Joshua’s face. He is only 1 1/2 years old and when the squirrel used his face for a launching pad off the porch, poor Josh was quite terrified. The picture (below left) is of Josh with his bandaid covering the “boo boo”. He was a good sport and is quite good at making the squirrel sound, and very interested is squirrels now, I think. When I catch the squirrel again this week I am taking him to a taxidermist and Josh will have a stuffed squirrel for Christmas!

Life as a grandfather is very exciting and I love every minute of it. By the way, below right is a picture of me holding Josh’s new sister, Maria Faustina Ray.

       

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Viorel Gligor November 24, 2007 at 4:35 AM

“When I catch the squirrel again this week I am taking him to a taxidermist and Josh will have a stuffed squirrel for Christmas!”

I would like to see how a stuffed Steve Ray will look as a Christmas gift. Why was the the squirrel guilty to try to run out of a cage? A squirrel is not a toy, is just a living being, don’t you think so?

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