While my sister has been away, i've had the job of babysitting her 2 flying squirrels. I was actually quite excited about it at first, until they refused to come out of the cage, then one of them started biting really hard and the other became so scared, it just ran from me. Not to mention how much they smell as well, or how much wee and poo they leave when running around the house. So what turned out as an exciting couple of weeks of babysitting has turned into a slightly longer feeling 2 weeks.
Both Kim and I have been bitten really hard by one of the squirrels ('Skip'). Unfortunately i didn't have any bandaids in the house, so Kim had to settle for a home made bandaid, consisting of rolled up tissue and rubber band.
Anyway, last night i was feeling a bit sorry for the squirrels having been stuck in the cage, so thought i'd let them out for a run. Usually they just run around the furniture and don't do much, but last night, one of the squirrels decided to go up on the curtain rack and do cool jumps from there to the ground. I actually managed to get the camera out in time to catch it doing it for the second time, so though it'd share it with you. It almost makes them cool pets again....almost.