Squirrels

I have these hungry squirrels that steal food from my bird feeders. And they are getting fat on the fruit/nut/millet/and sunflower seeds.

My gardener Todd had covered the pole with an acrylic polycarbonate tube, which we thought was long enough to deter these varmints from getting into the feed. For about two years, I was very pleased, and they didn’t bother the small birds. Now mind you, these squirrels had their own food. Every day or the other, I would put out cobs and cakes for them and they would inhale them. But they wanted the bird seeds. I had special formula of birdseeds and it is really good. I think these critters thought, ‘well, I want a share of that too!’ Greedy rascals!

Todd is bringing a longer tube, so that they cannot jump up to the end of that tube and do acrobatics to reach the bird feeder!  I can’t wait to spoil their plan! My poor birds. I should get my BB gun out and aim at them! Case in point— feast your eyes on this picture!

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About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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14 Responses to Squirrels

  1. CLynn says:

    hahaha – I thought, ‘flying squirrel circus’ when I saw the photo. 🙂
    They are pesky varmints… but cute.

  2. You are right , Zakiah, The quirrel on the photo looks fat but is still able to do incedible acrobatics .
    love ❤
    Michel

  3. RYC : Do not worry ,Zakiah , i got not any damages in falling in the flower bed and yes, the rose bush has been maintained.

  4. HA! Those squirrels are squirrely and smart! 😉 😛
    GREAT photo! 🙂
    You need a Horse Head Squirrel Feeder! 🙂

    http://gizmodo.com/the-best-squirrel-feeder-is-a-horse-head-squirrel-feede-1533509425

    HUGS!!! 🙂

  5. beowulf222 says:

    Gee, acrobatic little things.

  6. mrswrangler says:

    Cool shot. Hope you get the bird feeder squirrel free.

  7. Nice picture! I swear, squirrels are like ninjas. My parents had a bird feeder in the backyard and it was near the house so my mom could see the birds. It was placed away from trees and the roof but the squirrels managed to get to it. The strongest one would leap from the roof to the bird feeder. The whole thing was on top of a metal bar. It would sway back and forth. A lot of seeds would spill out and all the squirrels waiting on the lawn would just nibble away. The strongest squirrel got to sit on the bird feeder and gorge.

    I think there are some bird feeders that are weight sensitive. There is a gate that closes down if something heavy like a squirrel sits on it.

    • Zakiah says:

      I am searching for those bird feeders that are weight sensitive, or those that have spinning wheels around them. I have seen a video, where the squirrel got on it to reach the feeder, and the wheel kept spinning… it got so dizzy it fell to the ground and couldn’t get up for a minute or so.

  8. sunsetdragon says:

    Oh my that little persistent fella is quite the acrobat and I hope the longer tube works. That little dude is fat. Good luck with this.

  9. marica0701 says:

    Haha, what a picture and pose from that squirrel!

  10. slmret says:

    I think if that little guy had to stretch any farther he might split across the middle!

  11. rudyhou says:

    lol. BB gun? wow, didn’t think you had it in you, zakiah.

    • Zakiah says:

      I think I would do anything to save my birds, my flowers and my children and grandchildren. I have a BB gun at home. Never used it, but my son has. He used to scare the bunnies in the yard. 🙂

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