Reader's Digest, Ann Bradley (Peculiar, Mo.)
I awoke one night to discover that a squirrel had managed to get into the house. I tried for about an hour to get him out, but even my flailing broom wouldn't budge him. A bit frightened, I called the fire department. The fireman who answered said he would consult his mates for an idea. I heard him yell, "Hey, this lady's got a squirrel in her house and can't get it out." I heard another voice yell in the background, "Tell her to go out in the yard and act like a nut."