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on Oct 22, 2007
I hate squirrels.
20 people from Mtn. View signed the petition out of 850? If you don't live in Mtn. View, you really should not be part of how we remedy the problem.
I no longer take my son to Cuesta because of this problem. I would consider taking him back IF the City of Mtn. View was allowed to capture the squirrels as the Department of Fish and Game suggests.
What would those 850 petitioners say if a child (who was being watched by his parents) was scratched, bitten or hurt by a squirrel? I can imagine the response..."You guys made the problem so too bad."
The bad thing is that I have seen parents (myself included) trying to get their infant away from an aggressive squirrel who is intent upon finding food even when there is none available. This is a very dangerous situation.
Hello-you do not have to LIVE in Mountain View. Many people work in Mt. View and also visit there. Not to sound harsh but if this was the view that we only care about our "own" area what kind of a world would we live in? We need to care not only for the animals but also the people all around the world. If people would follow rules and not bring food into the no-food area the innocent animals would not try to feed. It is like placing a bone in front of a dog and expecting them not to beg.
It is a sad situation for all involved. I just hate to see any animal killed and even more so any child injured. thanks
If people stopped shopping and spending the almighty green in your city would you then find it ok to speak up over a Mt. View problem?
This is why it is called the Bay area or a community.
I visited Mountain View a few years ago and spect time in Cuesta Park where I heard about this issue. I'm surprised by the lack of creativity here. Where I live (Maine) the squirrels would have been trapped and killed after the first child-mauling but that's because we're obviously simple and backwards. I would expect Californians to have shown much more grace under pressure. Why not send in a negotiator, fluent in squirrel chatter? Perhaps the offenders would have taken a deal for a condo in Palo Alto or timeshare on Monterey Bay. The city also made no effort to reach out to the other squirrels who were modeling acceptable squirrel behavior to do an intervention with their aberrant cousins. What are these survivors to do now? They have no support network through which to work out their grief and anger at this sciuricide. Nevermind the fact that the city should have held a referendum for the public to vote on the issue. Without the opportunity to rally, picket, attend public hearings and form interest groups, what are the people supposed to do in between trips to Jamba Juice and 24 Hour Fitness?
Please come join the rest of us in reality whenever you're ready.
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