03 October 2009

Attack of the killer acorns

If it is to be believed - and there is no reason to doubt it - acorns are obeying the law of gravity with amazing compliance and swiftness this year.

The result - abundant food for the squirrels, and an a-corn-u-copia of death, destruction and minor injuries for the hapless humans, auto windshields and other vulnerable entities that happen to be within vertical striking distance.

A report by earthweek.com indicates that this is the year for Acorns Gone Wild and that this is indicative of a Killer Winter to come.

By all accounts on this web site, it has already been a Killer Autumn - giving new meaning to the word "FALL" as it applies to the detritus from the branches above.

It could be worse, folks. Instead of acorns, these could be nuclear warheads. Or baby elephants. Or HumVees.

Let's be glad for nature's bounty, and for the fact that there are still enough trees to do what needs to be done to keep the planet in balance. Not to mention the squirrels.

For the next couple of weeks, carry an umbrella. Or, better still, wear a helmet.


my backyard said...

My squirrels are very happy with acorn abundance!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

We are see an onslaught of nut attacks here too.
We are collecting the acorns and walnuts, we save them and put them out in a bird bath for the squirrels in the winter. I always feel so bad seeing the little fur balls searching through the snow for a nut so I try to make it easy on them.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Food! Glorious Food! Woo-ha!

Anonymous said...

In Dallas, the squirrels will grudgingly eat acorns but favor pecans, which this old softie provides, first come first served.

Be glad your acorns are not hail stones. On rare occasions, the hail in Texas has been so large that it kills livestock, hurts people, and fogettabout windshields and skylights. Dallas

squirrelmama said...

I have heard much of Texas' killer hail. I have a friend in Lubbock and another in Houston. Every region has its hazards, I suppose - we have our hurricanes (which scare me plenty). I think I would rather be pummeled with acorns!