An article from a 1940’s newspaper regarding the wreck of a Southern Pacific Freight train in Washington State stated it was destroyed due to a ground squirrel. The squirrel had dug a hole near a rail support which was washed out during a rain storm allowing the supporting earth to become soft with predictable results.
I winced thinking of my own dislike of squirrels. Those that had entered my home several years ago while I was gone for three weeks–doing some $22,000.00 in damage. Continue reading Little Things Do Matter–$22,000.00 Squirrels