Monday, February 20, 2012

Uninvited Guest

I came upstairs Saturday morning after eating breakfast... and saw a silhouette of a bird. I first wondered to myself, 'how is that bird perched on our window outside, there's no ledge?' and then I noticed the 2 little feet showing underneath the blinds... on the inside of the window.

so I called Eric upstairs and a lil chase ensued. (Video forthcoming)

Turns out, this particular starling completed the work of boring a hole in the wall from the outside, pushed his nest into the girl's bedroom, and then realized he was inside and didn't like it so well after all.

Later that night, Eric was poking around in his hole and got startled by a bushy tail in his face! That squirrel didn't waste any time moving in to a vacant place of warmth! Currently the hole is corked with newspapers. The last thing we need is a rabid critter scampering around in our girls' beds.

between the termite damage, the 'oops'es from having little ones, and now the 2 inch hole connecting interior with exterior---I wonder if our management will hate us/our apartment when we move?


  1. Wow. That's quite the excitement! Sounds like you guys managed the situation like pros!

    When I was a teenager a gigantic nest of wasps in the attic chewed their way through the ceiling in our living room creating a one inch hole. When my mom got home from work the house was full of wasps! She was so freaked out she had the neighbor come over and walk through the room of wasps to open the sliding glass door. Then we improvised and covered the hole with a trash can lid propped up with a quilting frame piece.

    Hopefully you don't have any more uninvited guests! :)

  2. WOW! That certainly doesn't happen every day! how crazy!

  3. No way! I'm guessing you don't live in a cinder block apartment.