Back when we lived in DC, squirrels used to come onto our balcony all the time. Our building was in a park and it was full of them. When you think squirrels you normally think “Oh, how cute!” but I’d beg to differ. They were cute from a distance. When they dug in your flowerpots and sometimes overturned them, or they investigated anything and everything on your balcony, spilling the contents of whatever they found, they were no longer cute. And they were vicious little critters, too. When cornered they made these really, really nasty sounds and were ready to claw and bite you. So yeah, not so cute.
Now that I’ve ruined squirrels for you, enjoy this video I shot of one of them being cute on our balcony (after it knocked over some flower seeds and started eating them).
Adorable, aren’t they?