Blame it on the Squirrels...Comcast Update

Seems like the haphazard performance of my internet connection over the past few days was caused by squirrels chewing the wire running from the pole to my house.

The tech guy from Comcast replaced it and I hope that was all there was.

Squirrels are a regular fixture in New Jersey and I discovered that local United Exterminating Company based in Cherry Hill made it its mission to help people fight these invaders.

I borrowed their picture of the Eastern Grey Squirrel as my illustration.

One thing I did not realize that some NJ residents for example members of the Ramapough Indian Tribe catch these little rodents and turn them into a meal, according to the NY Daily News.

A wild ride I had today from tech troubleshooting to exterminators to unusual main dishes.

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