Several years back this unfortunate incident occurred, during the 1st Annual Leo Carrillo Camping Trip. A great lesson was learned then: beware of the evil squirrels. Since then, we have always been diligent about throwing our trash away and not leaving food unattended. As long as we were cautious, we wouldn't have another run-in with those furry guys...Or so we thought...I think we've learned a couple of new lessons this year:
1. Never underestimate what hungry squirrels will do to get to food.
2. Never forget that the lid of your plastic-lined soft cover cooler is not plastic-lined.
They can't chew through the sides, but they can definitely chew through the lid. They ate all of Emily's fruit and veggies and a whole bag of chocolate covered pretzels. Those guys must be happy and fat right now.
Empty cooler, but the squirrel is still trying to go back for more--hadn't he had enough?!
I had a wonderful weekend camping! Hanging out with friends, hiking, and tidepooling. Ahh, wish I was still there. More on the trip later...