They're fairly quiet and unobtrusive, but they do like to sit on our porch, watching the cars go by in the afternoon. In the morning when I go out the front door, they dash about under the bush, sounding like they must be the size of obese cats. Much of the day, they stand like sentinel meerkats on top of their new bush home.
Here's a picture of Frank, uncle to that effeminate Squirrel Nutkin, watching over the neighborhood.I'm glad for the extra security Frank provides, but I'm also a little worried. What if they mistake my calf for a turkey leg when I'm going out for a walk and they jump on it and gnaw it to the bone? Or what if they see my new purple ruffled pillow and think it would make excellent nest fodder and dash into my home and ravage it with their wee teeth?