SEE IT: The ‘Pet’ This Person Was Spotted Walking Around Boston
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Jerry Seinfeld once observed that if aliens came to earth (as Exeter, New Hampshire, claims they have, though it’s been debunked), and saw someone walking their dog, they would assume the dog is the master. After all, it’s leading the walk, it’s relieving itself, and its human is picking up after it.
So how do you think I felt during our ongoing conflict with nature’s least-respectful critter when I saw footage of someone in Boston walking one on a leash for all to see?
As I tried to warn you: the squirrels are taking over. Nay – they have taken over.
In a video that first went viral on Only in Boston’s Instagram account, this Boston Bullwinkle can be seen strolling down the sidewalk, at the mercy of the devilish whims of a creature I hereby deem Eastie Rocky.
At first, I felt sad for the squirrel. That’s one of the many mind games they play with you when they’re not eating your parents’ pumpkins, or ravaging your bird feeder, or playing dead in the street so when you go to pick it up with a shovel, it comes to life and scares the hell out of you and probably uploads it to squirrel YouTube. But then I saw the confidence in the squirrel’s gait as it bounded from concrete square to concrete square with its obedient servant on hand to clean up.
If you know the person in this video (#BostonBullwinkle), please direct them to Jon.Rineman@TownSquare.com. I have many questions. And perhaps this could be the first step in our squirrel/human Season of Healing.
But I'll tell you one thing right now, Bostonians: I wouldn't go walking a rat around Southie...