You know . . . other than damaging your gutters and home, this actually sounds like fun:

An 80-year-old suburban man in St. Charles Township received a stern talking to from local police after a neighbor called in a complaint against him. For what you ask? Shooting icicles off his his second-floor roof with a .22 revolver. The Sun-Times reports that police told the man not to shoot any more icicles but that they did not cite or charge him with any crime.

Well, since all of the red squirrels are hibernating . . . (I don’t mind the grey squirrels — they’re OK. It’s the nasty, red ones that deserve a bullet.)