A squirrel had just hit the ground belly up, with a slight thud, when Mike Spinks of Sumter whispered to his daughter Taylor, Let that one lay because theres another one up there. Stay still.
Taylor, 5, looked bright-eyed up into the surrounding trees.
Where? she whispered back, but before her father could answer, she whispered excitedly, Oh, I see the branch moving!
All was still and quiet for the next 10 minutes until the squirrel in the pine tree, feeling the coast was clear, stepped out of hiding and began moving through the limbs. Spinks slowly raised his Thompson/Center .22 rifle, peered through the scope and clicked off the safety.