Letter: Put down the camera and help that squirrel

To the editor:

I was quite surprised to see in the “Kids Corner” section of the paper the pictures of a fox catching a squirrel. The article and pictures about it were nothing I would think a child would like to read about or see. If I saw a fox going after any animal I would not take pictures of it, I would try and save the animal by chasing away the fox. Just my opinion, from a big domestic animal and wild animal lover.

Susan Tucker

Barrington

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6 Comments

  1. pfisher said:

    What would expect a fox to eat? That is nature, plain and simple. Or would you prefer the fox die of starvation.

  2. tmb02806 said:

    I agree. Wildlife is…Wildlife. Wild animals spend the majority of thier life trying to avoid being eaten, while making sure they eat enough other animals to survive long enough to reproduce before something eats them, or runs them over on nayatt road. I wonder whose cat he would have made a lunch out of, had he not dined on a tasty gray squirrel? Being a animal lover, fisherman, and hunter, I know that one of the most important rules about observing animals in their habitat is to interfere with their behaviors. Leave them alone as much as possible. That’s why they’re wild. We’ve taken enough of their turf with new housing developments and roads, let em enjoy eating at least!

  3. tmb02806 said:

    Excuse me — one of the most important rules about observing wildlife in thier habitat is to NOT* disturb them. Should have proof read!

  4. Dennis Tabella said:

    “I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.”
    — Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 – 1945)

    There are some of us that were born to root for the underdog in spite of other considerations.

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