By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 at 8:29 am in Uncategorized.
The war between man and squirrel continues…
We’ve had some, er ,interesting feedback about last week’s People Column/squirrel fiasco. Among those came from a reader who called and said her 3-year-old refused to go to pre-school after reading the People Column photo caption, describing a wildlife expert releasing a squirrel into the forest last week (see photo accompanying my Oct. 11 blog entry). I wrote a cutline stating the squirrel turned tail and exacted revenge on its captor by devouring her.
This, of course, was not true.
But not enough to upset a few folks who believed it. Including the mom who called saying her child saw a squirrel outside the window and was refusing to leave the house. She said we needed to check our facts better. She’s right, it turns out. Squirrels really don’t eat people (as far as we can tell).
But I do wonder if our literary level is such that a 3-year-old can actually read the People Column. It must be true, because no responsible parent would read something like that to a 3-year-old if there was a remote possibility it might frighten him into not wanting to go to school.
Next week we get into the secret plotting of chipmunks to steal the next presidential election by infiltrating Ohio polling places.
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