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squirrels are clever!

This is especially for weaselmom: A couple of weeks ago, in preparation for the coming winter, I refilled the bird-feeder that hangs from my garage's eves. No birds found it until (drum roll) a local squirrel (a particularly acrobatic one) somehow worked his way from the garage roof down the cord to the swinging bird-feeder. Squirrels are messy, of course, so now there are many black-oil sunflower seeds on the ground below it. Cue birds!

tatsuko_shikibu is very happy with this arrangement.

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subplot2
Dec. 1st, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
Outside my window at work today a squirrel hung upside down to eat out of one of those cylinder feeders. It just hugged the top with its back legs and wrapped its tail around the hook.

It attracted all sorts of adorable birds and in turn a huge COYOTE (like this one) braved the sunlight to look in my window during its hunt for a snack. It then ran around the building and eventually disappeared (as did all the other critters, at least until several minutes after the coast was clear).

Very cool day for wildlife spottings.
mckitterick
Dec. 1st, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
Oooh, I wish I'd get a coyote. I know there's a family of foxes in the neighborhood, but I haven't seen them in months.

I love that wildlife lives in town here in Lawrence.
weaselmom
Dec. 1st, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
It's her favorite show! I have to imagine circus music in the background while reading about this squirrel!
mckitterick
Dec. 1st, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
Fersure! She's watching outside now, even though her performers have long gone to sleep what with the single digits out there.

Whew, I'm still trying to get sobrietyied after an evening with young'uns who have much more tolerance for beers than I. Didn't see any critters out there, besides the few silly humans brave enough to fight the weather.
minnehaha
Dec. 5th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
A surprising amount of human innovation has gone into the problem of making a squirrel-proof bird feeder.

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