|The gray has returned for another raid but homeowner, Reddy lands a nip.|
|An exposed rump is a vulnerable rump. The gray is quite aware of this.|
|With the box as a shield, the gray squirrel is ready to bite the incensed homeowner.|
|Reddy: You've got to come out sometime, punk!|
I know that I shouldn't interfer with wildlife (providing the wildlife does not include the occasional mouse that finds it's way into my home) but I felt that Reddy could use a hand. As long as the gray squirrel stayed in the box, it was safe from nips. But those stores were gathered through a lot of hard work by the smaller squirrel and I found it impossible to just stand by and do nothing. So I went outside and clapped my hands. This made the big gray squirrel bolt from the box and thus become a better target for the furious Reddy. He bolted with the little red squirrel in hot pursuit.