Monday, June 15, 2020
I was sitting in my office doing the work at home thing when the wife calls from downstairs if I had my BB gun handy. She said the squirrel was back ravaging the bird feeder. I went into the garage and grabbed the pump gun instead of the "gentle" Red Ryder Daisy gun I typically use. I pumped it up, aimed out the door, and fired. I aimed for his butt but hit the squirrel mid back...paralyzing his back legs. I immediately felt very guilty for wounding the animal and went outside to finish it off humanely. The squirrel drug himself to the fence, climbed it, and got away before I could take care of it. I feel horrible. The little guy just wanted some food. I wounded him, grievously, and now he is out hurt. If I had killed it outright I do not think I would have felt like I do, but I wounded it and now it suffers. Damn I feel horrible about it.