• PierreSelim

Since its publication last week, Mike Sula’s feature story on eating eastern gray squirrels has courted debate on whether or not it’s morally objectionable to do such a thing. Whether it’s in our own comments thread or yesterday on WBEZ, everyone wants to discuss the pros and cons of eating these furry inhabitants of our not-so-fair city.

But amid all this chatter, I’ve noticed that no one has asked the squirrels themselves what they think of Sula’s piece. And for shame! After all, it’s their lives at stake.

It took a considerable effort, but through a friend of a friend of a friend, I was able to track down Carol Sciurus, an eastern gray squirrel who mostly resides in Washington Square Park, better known as Bughouse Square, directly in front of the entrance to the Newberry Library. I figured that, living outside such a storied institution of information as the Newberry, Carol would surely be articulate enough to voice some of her concerns about Sula’s piece. The following is our exchange, exactly as it took place: