A reader writes in:
"Has anyone noticed dead squirrels in the parkway/sidewalk area? If so, where?
We found TWO in our front yard this morning north end, west side 4700 block of Dover Street. Also saw a dead squirrel on the east side, midway up the 4700 block last week and one on the 4600 block within last two weeks.
Squirrels can carry and succumb to West Nile Virus. The city does not do testing. On request they only come and dispose of the bodies.
This is probably caused by poison, not illness.
Dog owners be careful. People have poisoned peanuts and other items dogs will eat to kill squirrels.
Parents may want to keep a sharp eye on toddlers at the put anything in their mouth stage."