Hick has been working a couple days a week over at the Double Hovel. He was dismayed to find evidence of a SQUIRREL in the attic. Actually, it was Old Buddy who discovered it, since Hick sends him up to the attic to connect the new wiring.
Lucky for Hick, he had a squirrel trap left over from when he evicted such an unwanted tenant from The Pony's attic. Also lucky for Hick, nobody liked the eight bags of english walnuts (just slightly expired) that he bought at the auction over a year ago. So Hick had a trap, and also bait.
Of course the capture did not go as planned.
"I pulled up to the house, and saw my trap sitting on the left porch rail where I'd left it. That damn squirrel was sitting on the right porch rail, eating a handful of nuts! He was mocking me!"
"Where did he get the nuts?"
"I had laid a trail of them across the yard and up onto the porch, leading into the trap. They was all gone, and so was the ones inside the trap! The trap was sprung. I guess maybe it's not quite big enough. He must have gone in to get the nuts, and then it snapped shut on his tail and didn't latch, so he got out. WITH the nuts! I think I have a bigger trap I can use. I hope he comes back..."
"Oh, he's coming back! You're FEEDING HIM!"