i think you saw a beaver, not a squirrel. and if that is what you saw, he is going down to the newishly planted trees along the riverside walking/bike path (i think is officially called "the vera katz riverside esplanade" or something close to that). he and his other pals are eating all the friggin' trees planted there. i have seen his handiwork all over the place. get out that pink dainty little derringer you carry in your clutch, and hit him between the eyes!
i would never shoot a beaver! a squirrel, yes; a beaver, no. Oregon is the Beaver State!plus, this little rodent had a fluffy tail, not a flat one.
certainly you know i jest, dear!
of course! you know that i don't carry a clutch!