Squirrels for me is a love/hate relationship. The buggers are so drat annoying-they used to watch and wait(along with scrub jays) until the figs were ripe and then steal them all. Now we individually bag each one to protect them. Amusing when nothing else is happening though. One of my friends has a pack of dogs which regularly catch and eat ground squirrels.
Plantslikebugs: Just curious, but why do you want the tails? do you tie flies?