UPDATE: The first batch of Ghost Squirrel tag regrettably went missing upon arrival. Sometime between when the mailman dropped the tags in my mailbox and when my husband went to get the mail that day, the Ghost Squirrels escaped from my mailbox. After waiting to see if the tags might mysteriously reappear (or return home), I have gone ahead and reordered them. This time I will post a watch on my mailbox to make sure those "SQUIRRELY" little tags don't escape again!!!
THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The names have been changed to protect the drunk and not so innocent.
It had been a great day. MiGO's Fall Fun Day - an annual Fall time picnic event that brings cachers from all over the great state of Michigan to a central location for a day of fun, food, games and geocaching. Although the weather had not cooperated, it had been a fun day. The event was over and several of the cachers had returned to the State Park Campground for the "After-glow" party (a tradition after all MiGO events). The group had gathered around the large firepit and was getting ready to sample some beverages of the Season, when one member of the group jumped back from the fire, screamed and gave everyone else a terrible scare.
What could cause a grown woman such a fright??? A Snake? A Bear? Something worse?? Yes it was the dreaded GHOST SQUIRREL!!! It has run along the top of the firepit, right at her!!!! The worst part was that no one else could see the GHOST SQUIRREL and they all thought she was crazy (or tipsy)!!! But it was true!!! It had jumped up on the fire ring, ran right at her and then disappeared like a puff of smoke.
This was the first encounter with the GHOST SQUIRREL, but it is definitely not the last. So if you are ever in Michigan attending a MiGO event, BEWARE OF THE GHOST SQUIRREL!!! If it doesn't kill you, it will make other people think you are carzy (or drunk)!!