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The squirrels by my house camp out on this tree branch overhanging the sidewalk and drop things on people. I’m serious. Initially, I thought it was accidental. And maybe it was, the first time. I mean everyone trips and drops an acorn once in a while, right? It’s understandable. But on my block, it happens all the time—and now it’s not just acorns. Rocks, sticks—I even had an empty spool of thread land on my head one time. And it hurts. The thing is, if you react at all, they chatter. There’s a whole group of them that chatter when you react. I’d like to think they’re apologizing, or something, but that chatter sounds suspiciously like a snicker. Today at Rock Creek Park, I’ll be attending “Super Squirrels,” one of the Junior Ranger Programs at the Nature Center, to learn how to yell at squirrels in their own language. Either that or I’ll be heading over to Kmart to buy a gun. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. Free. (202) 426-6829. (Robin Bingham)