Posted by John on 12:12:17 1/11/2012 from 220.127.116.11:
I went down into my unfinished basement earlier, and saw a squirrel running around. He seemed to be looking for a way out, so I opened a few windows and hoped he would leave. I went down a little while later and saw him running up the wall toward one of the windows. When he heard me he started running a different direction scaled some pipes and wound up where the sill of the house meets the concrete wall.
The ceiling is unfinished, but there's fiberglass insulation between the joists. The squirrel kind of burrowed in to the insulation right at the sill. And now he's still there, hiding I guess. I can see a bit of his tail.
The only place I could think of that it could have come in is through an old dryer vent that might not be blocked off sufficiently. The place he's hiding is very close to where the vent was.
He's been there a few hours now and hasn't moved, even if I make noise.
I left the windows open in case he decides to leave.
Is that normal for a squirrel to hide and not move?
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