Sciurophobia. The fear of squirrels.
Are you serious?
While some of us are charmed by these little cuties, others can’t get past the orange teeth and fleas. If you suffer from Sciurophobia, your skin crawls and you just want to die when a squirrel scrabbles down a tree with a “chhkk—chhkk—mwa-ha-hah.”
All rodent-phobia sufferers experience an overwhelming horror in the presence of the animal and, often, a wish to eradicate the poor little critters. (This is unlike the rational fear of contaminated food and the corresponding wish to keep the rodents outdoors.)
To kick off your exposure therapy and conquer your fear of squirrels, check out my backyard Peanut Adventure on YouTube, featuring one shy squirrel and many bold jays.