Tuesday, July 12, 2016

FEEDING SQUIRRELS







Sometimes in life you just have to learn to go with it – go with the flow.    Rather than fight against the current, oft times it is better to just change your destination and proceed downstream.  

I used to have a couple of small red squirrels that would raid my bird feeders.   Then about two years ago a large grey squirrel showed up – this year there are two grey squirrels.   The two original red squirrels had a litter of babies this summer (I guess you call them a litter):  two little mouse size reds that have no fear of me.  Add to this, four chipmunks and I have a rodent menagerie living in my back yard.

I tried everything to outsmart the squirrels.  I hung the feeders by concertina wire and put up baffles above the feeders, I greased the pole of my ground feeder; but nothing seemed to work. 

 I have finally come to the conclusion that in the nature order of things, in the food chain, squirrels come before birds; so trying to feed birds and not the squirrels is against the natural order. 

My squirrels love black oil sunflower seeds; but now I have another problem.   Bird scavengers are stealing food from my squirrel feeders.

BECOME THE WATER GRASSHOPPER.




the Ol’Buzzard 



6 comments:

  1. The little red squirrels are a threatened species. They don't reproduce as fast as the big gray ones and have a narrower habitat range. I like the little red ones, but tend to view gray squirrels as rats in disguise.

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  2. Squirrels are all fine and good until they get in your attic.

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  3. http://www.food.com/recipe/squirrel-stew-like-grandma-made-76112

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    1. been there done that - back in the day.
      O'B

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  4. Safflower seed...squirrels don't like it, most birds do

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