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Originally posted by Nevada
Maybe it means Plague. If you want to take your dog with you to a campground in my state, it's a good idea to call ahead and ask if any squirrels have died of plague recently. If so, then you're not allowed to bring a pet (nor would you want to!).

Maybe it's only bad press that blamed the rat for the spread of Plague through Europe centuries ago. Maybe it was really this innocent-looking squirrel!

Nevada runs screaming from the room.
Well, rodents have always had this bad reputation (rats for plague, mice turn up in all kind of fortuneteller's oracles (Lenormand, Russian Gipsy, for example) to indicate someone/thing is gnawing on your money or stealing.

But there's a fact: rodents have fleas and lice (as have other animals, too), and it's them, and not the rodents, that are responsible for plague and other epidemies. The fact that the rodents live so close to humans (and are often easy to make hand-tame) makes that they can transmit their (un)happy gift quite easily. (this vermin needs warm bodies to survive, and as soon as their host dies, they go looking for a new warm body to live on.

So, a squirrel, even a happy one, could it be seen as the messenger of all kind of vampirism and plagues - in every respect? If you get this card, beware of either (i) being the one bringing in the doom and disturbence, the one bringing in the negative vibes and contaminating atmospheres with it, or (ii) of others like that?

There are other things that make out a squirrel though: they bury their nuts - which can ce seen as positive as well as negative. Positive: they know how to preview hard times and prepare for it; negative: they might be very egotistic, hiding their treasures from everybody else - not wanting to share.

They have a funny way of protecting their territory: if a stranger (me, on a walk) gets in, they sit high above ground on tree branches, looking down, swishing their tails, and nag! (made me laugh). Nagging squirrels, you should hear them

So this card might also indicate a person that uses inadequate methods of defending his territory, thus being scared to be had, he hides all he has behind an army of vermin to protect himself...

Just a few thoughts on squirrels...

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