I squatted down with the granola bar in my outstretched hand, the nugget of food perched about a centimeter away from the tip of my finger so the squirrel could see what I had to offer.
This can't end well... and Ms. Millikan, they ARE vicious. Why is it so hard for people to get this notion through their heads? It's okay to say it: SKWERLS ARE VILE LITTLE BEASTS.
It reminds me of the Appeasers who just can't bring themselves to call evil people EVIL... and then DO something about it. [sigh]