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By Lou Marzeles

Strange squirrels are invading city roofs


Lou Marzeles

Secret Squirrels: Why are statues of squirrels on rooftops all around Goldendale? Above, the one over Gee's Restaurant. Top right, a squirrel sentry guards the top of Dr. James Ogden's office. Bottom Right, the one over the Blue Sage.


A bewildering mystery is baffling Goldendale. It involves squirrels.

Let's clear up some immediate speculation: we're not talking about grey diggers, which as everyone knows are actually cannibalistic mutant aliens in mammalian form. We're not talking about squirrels that fly and are seen in the company of talking cartoon moose. For that matter, we're not even talking about real squirrels.

They're ceramic, as far as we can tell. And they're on the roofs of several buildings in Goldendale. And no one we've talked with knows where they came from or how they got there.

Take the one on top of Dr. James Ogden's office. Surely, we thought, he would know how a ceramic squirrel came to res...

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