Yesterday I noticed some squirrels who were doing their squirrel business right down by the curb as I drove past. They seemed to have a certain "city squirrel attitude." They don't care about the cars. They don't care about the people. They would probably run if they were chased, but maybe not.
Squirrels in the woods are more wary. They go up the tree when they see you 100 yards away. Not here. Tiny was out in the back yard a couple of days ago when a squirrel started across the neighbor's yard toward him. Tiny never saw the squirrel, but the squirrel eventually noticed the dog. Did the squirrel run? NO! He sat there like an impatient driver at a red light. He kept twitching his tail in irritation that this dog was going to put him behind schedule. Eventually the dog came back to the house and the squirrel continued on his way.
Out in the woods, squirrels run and hide. Not in the city. Here they go up the tree to the lowest branch that is out of your reach. Then they sit there and swear at you until you go away.
Profane and obnoxious squirrels! And they got that way by being around people too much! They have picked up human bad attitudes.