Volume 92, Issue 29

Tuesday, October 27, 1998

purple haze


Squirrel response

Re: Someone else, Oct. 22

To the Editor:

I'm writing in response to Sarah Schlote's letter in Oct. 22's Gazette.

First of all, I must say that I truly respect her for reporting the mutilated squirrel on UC Hill to the appropriate people. This shows that she is much less apathetic than myself and all of the other people who noticed the squirrel.

However, I must defend myself by saying that my letter was not so much a complaint, but more of an observation. Western's campus is one of the most beautiful in Canada and the maintenance people usually do an excellent job of keeping it clean. I just found it odd that it took them so long to dispose of this unusual piece of trash.

Secondly, to whoever ripped off the dead squirrel's tail and then flattened its body – WHY exactly did you do that? Beating dead squirrels puts you above even the "preppy gang" on the wimpiness scale.

Perhaps you've had traumatic encounters with squirrels in the past (I know I have), but what you did will just make the other squirrels mad at you. I suggest you move to a city without trees.

Mike Battista

Undeclared I

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