Defintion of Nauti:
1) Short for nautical: relating to, or characteristic of sailors, boating or navigation on a body of water.
2) Naughty: badly behaved; ie bad squirrel
We had a nauti squirrel stowaway on our boat. He made himself a cozy nest between the deck of the boat and one of the pontoons.
Apparently tree living isn’t all it’s cracked up to be so he decided to relocate to enjoy a waterview.
I did a double take when I first discovered him scurrying along the cover of the bimini top.
He made a mad dash for safety to the rafters of the dock when I spied him.
We didn’t discover his cozy nest, aka cuddy cabin, until the boat wouldn’t start.
He happily chewed his way through the wiring harness to sharpen and file his teeth.
He doesn’t look nearly as cute when you discover his appetite and dental regime cost $600.
Normally it’s Muskrat Susie or Muskrat Sam we have to worry about chewing our boat. . .
Rather than a nauti squirrel.
Our lake level is down 5 feet and our county has moved into the severe drought category in North Carolina.
The up side to low lake levels is it’s easy to tow your boat to your neighbor’s ramp to take it out of the water for repair.
Mr. Nauti Squirrel was caught and sentenced to life. . .in the trees.
And released to the woods a mile away from our pontoon.
Wishing you Smooth Sailing and a Squirrel-free Weekend!