We've got two squirrels who are going into the chicken coop in the middle of the day and helping themselves to the feed. Yesterday I walked down to check the water in the pullet pen and surprised one of the squirrels who was walking down the ramp out of the coop. I was standing behind its escape tree and the thing lept right at me which was pretty scary even with the tree in between us. It could have run across the yard but no, it went up the tree it must always use. I'm thinking it has babies up in a nest somewhere near. About 10 feet up it stopped, looked down at me and cussed me out. Apparently it didn't like my shrieking as it lept at my face!!!