LETTER: Is someone shaving and painting Squirrels in the Seahurst area?

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[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]

Dear Editor,

While relaxing on Sunday afternoon, I heard my kids yelling about a “rainbow squirrel”. At first my husband and I thought they were playing a practical joke on us, but that was not the case. We went to the window to look for ourselves and out on our lawn was a squirrel that had been shaved and painted pink and green.

Then this morning while driving down 22nd Ave SW, I noticed a squirrel running across the street. The squirrel was also painted, but this one was a red color. I couldn’t get a clear enough look to know whether it had been shaved as well, but it was definitely painted.

While it may seem like a funny prank, the weather is getting colder and this squirrels rely on their fur to keep them warm. Also, I am hoping that what ever was used as a paint, was non-toxic. I would urge whomever thought this was a brilliant idea; to get some paper or canvas to paint on next time and to please leave these small animals alone.

Pam Radmacher

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5 Responses to “LETTER: Is someone shaving and painting Squirrels in the Seahurst area?”
  1. AD says:

    Well said! Many kinds of paint would be toxic to animals compelled to clean it off their bodies.

  2. TbC says:

    Good thing we don’t have Beavers around here.

  3. jimmy says:

    well check the local er and doctor offices for some one getting rabies shots with multi colors of paint and lots little paw marks and scratches on them or look for some one that has live traps with paint all over them

    • Ian G says:


      several sightings of human beings with colored hair in the burien to capitol hill area have been reported!!

      some were reportedly shaved as well

  4. othersideofthetracks says:

    Someone trying to add a little fall colors to Burien?..*lol*

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