The Great Squirrel War ended about eight years ago when we installed a bird feeder that the crafty, furry critters were unable to climb.
Last month, it looked like our backyard squirrels were poised to resume the conflict. We watched in horror as long-tailed commandos made the jump from our catalpa tree, and shuddered when some landed on the feeder.
We should have known that such a day of reckoning would eventually come. We planted the catalpa in 2013 and it has turned into a big, healthy tree. That meant, inevitably, that the catalpa would branch out toward . . .