Ok, let me put it right out there. They are nothing but rats with long tails. I really can't understand how something that cute can be so annoying!
Hubby just ran through the house, and out the back door. He grabbed the mop on the way out and commenced wailing away at the little so-and-so on the bird feeder. He actually made contact! But....... squirrel idiot looked at him, shook his tail and went right back to the feeder! It's gonna be a looonnng spring!