So Janelle and I were sitting on the couch and she was rolling through the blogs and came across this from RNS. After she reaches the end and busts up laughing she tosses the laptop to me and says read.
I had a couple different comments for different things. First was that the whole thing revolved around remaining in “condition yellow“. Second was that when something unforeseen like this happens the first order of business is not to panic; no matter how much it hurts. Third that was the most awesome possible result when he finally got rid of the squirrel. I say the squirrel sailed into the cruiser because of Karma(we were watching My Name Is Earl). My last comment was, “People wonder why I prefer to shoot the bastards with as much distance between me and them, THAT’S WHY!” Not to mention the fact that hitting them when they’re further away is considerably harder.
I must say though, for the rider at least it wasn’t a pack like this. Best way to deal with squirrels like that is to make clouds of pink mist. Maybe it is my philosophy on dealing with squirrels that has kept any from showing up around my house.
I had someone ask if I realized that was a story. The answer is yes, doesn’t mean you can’t glean anything from it. Besides, at Philmont those squirrels were down right freaking evil, wouldn’t surprise me if a squirrel attacked someone. Also I’d probably let that squirrel live, any squirrel that freaked out two cops that much is OK in my book.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.