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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
12:10 AM

Post #6816091

Last thread was getting a bit long and I have few new bad pics to share!

We came from here... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/983622/

This our orange loving squirrel..unfortunately the price of oranges has shot up so much they are now off the menu!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6816097

I mean it really really likes them...

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
12:11 AM

Post #6816101

REALLY!!!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
12:12 AM

Post #6816104

It scrapes every bit out of there!! lol

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2009
12:13 AM

Post #6816107

Cute little bunny...boy we have LOTS of bunnies this year!

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slvrwilo

slvrwilo
Loudonville , OH
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2009
10:36 AM

Post #6821526

Has anyone had any experience with black squirrels? We have quite a few in my town and just within the last year or so I have noticed a couple in my woods. An elderly man told me that the black ones are more vicious than the red or grey squirrels and that they will fight with the other ones and actually castrate the red or grey males and take over the territory. I find this hard to believe but I do notice that they seem to be gradually infiltrating this area. They are smaller than the greys. I also notice some that appear to be a crossbreed of the red and the black. They are rusty black with reddish tails. Any comments?
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 15, 2009
12:35 PM

Post #6821772

OPh goody I made the jump. Havign major puter problems.

I'll say we likethat orange. Orange s are up here too , but stil can find som eplace s thta have the tangerines 10 for abucks. Maybe next time I go to corner store will get me some and throw them out there. Nuts are scare this tiem of year and the tree s are loade d with hickory nuts but they are notready and wont be for awhile yet so my gang is lookign kinda skinny and peaked.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #6822029

slvrwilo, I have no personal experience with black squirrels but I have heard that they are more aggressive. Don't know to what extent tho.

I may check out the tangerine prices...didn't do that..DUH!!! Thanks starlight.
June_Ontario
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

July 19, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #6837542

slvrwilo, we have a lot of black squirrels. They are a color variation of the gray squirrel, and no more aggressive than the grey-colored ones. Around here, the little red squirrels are the agressive ones, and they have no trouble defending their food from the larger grey (and black grey) squirrels.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2009
7:04 PM

Post #6838267

On it's way to raid the oriole jelly dish!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 19, 2009
7:05 PM

Post #6838269

I just love it when their tails are this color!

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2009
10:31 AM

Post #6840707

Oh look at that. That somethign I've never seen before. two toned liek that is so startlign to see. Going back up for third look. Is that normal Nanny?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2009
12:19 PM

Post #6840947

Yes...it is a phase that the fox squirrels go thru before it darkens up. Most people don't ever see it happen. This one's tail is starting to darken.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2009
1:50 PM

Post #6841212

It very interesting indeed and thanks for the pics showing it and teaching about it. : )

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2009
6:54 PM

Post #6842545

Well not sure about the teaching part...LOL! But thanks!

Bunny trying reeeal hard to be invisible as dog and me walk by!

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evie_beevie
Essex Junction, VT
(Zone 4a)

July 20, 2009
7:15 PM

Post #6842611

"If I'm still enough, they won't see me!"

The squirrels here seem to like various fruit. Not big on veggies though. They mostly get bananas because DH likes his under-ripe and I don't like them at all. So when they get "too" ripe, to the squirrels they go!

I'd also just like to say that I think the squirrels should make a shrine to the goldfinches, who are such messy eaters! W/o them I don't think the squirrels would have so much to eat! :)

Fox too, as the fox has cut the squirrel numbers down. Ah, the cycle/chain of life.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2009
7:18 PM

Post #6842626

DH saw a red fox here a couple weeks back. He was so excited!!
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 20, 2009
7:39 PM

Post #6842740

I just walke d to mail box and onethe way bak starle d a squirrel and when I looke d at him was shocked. I knwo the nuts scare now but her e he had a big old mushroom top and stalk almost as big as his body and he was hoping I wouldnt see him cuz he couldnt run with it and with all the other squirrels aroudn was no way he was gonna drop it.

First tiem I seen them eatign mushrooms though I have lots here from the wood sand the flood waters.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 20, 2009
11:39 PM

Post #6843721

Well...who knew!! I bet they eats lots of things in the woods we don't know about!
evie_beevie
Essex Junction, VT
(Zone 4a)

July 22, 2009
5:36 PM

Post #6851334

Interesting!

I've determined that one of the most entertaining things is watching a squirrel (or the chipmunk from the morning) bury food. I just love it when they finish and "pat pat pat pat" the ground to make it look like nothing had happened there. LOL

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2009
7:54 PM

Post #6851871

Me too evie...LOL!!

Watching me watching him!

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 22, 2009
9:26 PM

Post #6852202

For real.. I watch mien dig adn it amazign how fast they dig, but the patytuy pat pat is o funyn the way their little feet fly. Make s me want to get them to help plant seedling s they do it so ell and it liek the soil not diturbed either , that is til they go and dig em up.

great shot Nanny!

You wouldn't belive what one of my babie s did yesterday. Neighbro wa here borrowing somethign adn as she was leavign e stood on porch and littel one was ther e by tree by porch and it stood up and hands otu and then wsa liekrubbign its tummy and holding hands out sittign up . It was so cute ythat I came back in hous e and got some pecan nuts and threw out aroudn tree for it. It ws like man wish i had soem peanuts at the time.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 24, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #6861003

This squirrel was picking the fruit off my Strawberry Guava and wolfing them down.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 25, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #6861745

Sneaky little bugger!
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

July 26, 2009
10:09 AM

Post #6866251

Throwing in a wabbit. :-)

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 26, 2009
11:23 AM

Post #6866335

It's doing a squirrel pose...so cute!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:08 PM

Post #6866544

Ahhh...that is adorable pelle!! LOL

Posting a few right now that I got of a couple of squirrels playing out on the neighbors playset the other day...

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:09 PM

Post #6866549

2

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:10 PM

Post #6866554

Got 'cha!!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:11 PM

Post #6866558

3

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:12 PM

Post #6866563

Up to the roof...hmmmm!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #6866569

5

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:14 PM

Post #6866572

6

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #6866596

While photographing the squirrels I saw this doe cross the road and she had twin fawns. We have lived here 3 years and have had and twins every summer! GD saw triplets yesterday!

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 27, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6869144

Ah those playing squirrels are hilarious.
Love the bunny squirrel act Pelle. I see you have to cage stuff up there too huh!!!
Those strawberry guava looks mighty yummy. GP

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melvatoo
Denton, TX
(Zone 7a)

July 31, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #6888015

what about this one?

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2009
1:19 PM

Post #6888856

I not doing anything...really!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2009
1:21 PM

Post #6888860

Just doing its stretching excercises!! LOL

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2009
1:22 PM

Post #6888865

The "Bear Rug" pose!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2009
1:23 PM

Post #6888868

you can't see me...

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

July 31, 2009
4:13 PM

Post #6889560

LOL Nanny and Melvatoo.

No new pic for me, so posting old ones, from spring.

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

July 31, 2009
10:08 PM

Post #6891063

That bear rug pose gets me all the time. it liekthey think ya cant se themon the tree trunk at all. I keep waitignfor one one day to miss a step and fall on its head.

Mien definately dont liek oranges or they have no ide a what they are cuz none of the squirrels ate any of the orange piece s that er e put out. They toally covere d with ants now.

lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2009
4:21 PM

Post #6934632

Most of the squirrels around here are the brown ones but I'm lucky enough to have a black one living in the park across from me. We call him Black Jack and today I think I may have seen a slightly lighter smaller black one I'm assuming is his offspring. I read that while black squirrels are not rare, there account for only 1 out of every 10,000, so I'm glad to see a few of them showing up here. If you look closely at this photo.you will see Jack is not only munching on an acorn, he is also peeing! LOL. you'd think I could give the poor guy some privacy wouldn't you?

Susan

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2009
4:27 PM

Post #6934660

Oops, that was the wrong photo of BJ. Here is the one I was referring to in the post above. He sure is a cute little guy.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #6934681

LOL!!!!
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2009
4:32 PM

Post #6934684

One more so you can see his long tail.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 11, 2009
5:09 PM

Post #6934803

Funny!!!

I've seen the black ones in Ottowa, at my sister's place. It was really interesting watching them run across the top of the fence, going for the Sunflower head, she had set up for them there.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2009
7:29 PM

Post #6957592

Hahahahah. That's nature for you. ; )

Wow, didn't realiz e the black oen s were that rare. All my adult s have left for a while. Just have soem of the young babies stil hanging around here. They act liek they all lost with out parents around.

I worried because the yougn ones have goen to the top of the trees and have started eating the new crop of nuts that are riping since thos e get more sun, but the trees don't hae alot of nuts this year and if they keep eatign at the rate they are besides destroying so many of the green ones, I hope ther e be enough food for when the adults coem back too fo revrybody for the winter.

I wonder if the squirrels are color blind or don't have good noses or something that they cant tell the green nut s from the ripe brown ones. You have to watch wher e you walk for all the green ones on the ground that they took oen bite and dropped. Tons of them.

lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2009
8:21 AM

Post #6963711

I'm trying to decide if this is the same black squirrel I took photos of that are posted above or if it is a different one. These photos were taken much closer up and I think that may make the difference in the color. It looks like this one has more brown mixed with the black. Haven't seen the black one or ones at all the last few days. They don't seem to have a regular eating time, so I haven't figured out when to watch for them.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2009
8:28 AM

Post #6963716

You can see by all the acorns in the street behnd this one that there is no shortage of food for them in the park. This one let me get about 4' from him and just slowly kept circling around the trunk of the tree as I was shotting photos.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 19, 2009
12:47 PM

Post #6964122

They are just so pretty!

Our squirrles have just had their summer babies so they are busy. This is the first chipmunk I have seen in several weeks now.

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2009
12:56 PM

Post #6964145

Cuties they are. My chippie wont le tme get anywhere near for pics. Seen him the othe r day sittign up on a back pallet, checking otu the senery, probably tryign to figure out where to go for food next. I thought to myself don't sit out in the open liek that toolong so something don't get ya. Up the hills cats are hunting my critters down here. grrrr.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 20, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #6966472

Just one squirrel pic from today.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2009
12:08 PM

Post #6967844

This squirrel discovered the roof of the bird house was a good place to eat his peanut, without being disturbed.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 20, 2009
12:10 PM

Post #6967849

I think that this new crop of squirrels has been fighting alot. Several have abcesses on their backs or rib cages.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 20, 2009
6:24 PM

Post #6969079

Lincolnitiss, wonder if they go through some type of molting too, between season???
Like your high wire act GP, they surely are acrobats .
Starlight, I'm sure they have a storehouse of food stash away somewhere, I've seen them stuff their cheek, and run off to hide them, and come back for more. They are very clever little creature.
Yew, that abscess looks nasty, that's too bad they don't get along.
So your chippy are multiplying Nanny,... more mouth to feed. :)
I seen mine the other day, running off, cause it got spooked. Haven't seen him around since and the squirrels either.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 20, 2009
8:11 PM

Post #6969403

The chippie population exploded this spring so we did have to do a little thinning out of the population to keep it in check. But of course there is no fear of eliminating them all out here were I live! I changed the bird feeding too so as not to draw them in so much.

gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 21, 2009
3:34 PM

Post #6972269

Squirrel with no tail - sung to the tune of Horse with no name.

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bsharf
Palm Coast, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 21, 2009
3:54 PM

Post #6972364

Do you know if that is a birth defect or due to an injury?

TexasPuddyPrint

TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

August 21, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #6972998

Nanny - are those photos of the Squirrel Mile High Club members? :o) Too cute!!!

~ Cat

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 21, 2009
7:07 PM

Post #6973079

Me thinks so!!
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 21, 2009
10:45 PM

Post #6973762

I've never seen the squirrel with no tail before, so probably an injury or near miss from a predator.
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 22, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6974426

This was in Spring of this year.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

August 22, 2009
1:40 AM

Post #6974433

and in May.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 31, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #7006485

Squirrel carrying something away.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 31, 2009
1:34 AM

Post #7006489

Such a nice pose!

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evie_beevie
Essex Junction, VT
(Zone 4a)

August 31, 2009
11:17 AM

Post #7007605

Is it normal for squirrels to have babies this time of year? There was one carrying a baby across the road last week and I was real surprised since it is so late (esp up here).

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

August 31, 2009
12:49 PM

Post #7007851

Does seem a little late. Ours have their summer broods in june/july. But I am sure no expert! I am not sure on how long they stay together in the nest either.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

August 31, 2009
1:02 PM

Post #7007894

Just catching up on all the lovely pics. Mien are drivign me insane with dropping all there uneaten nut parts on top of the trailer. Not bad durign the day, but scare sya sometiems when ya hear kathump at 3 in the morning.

came hoem yesterday and saw one fo the babie s with both his cheeks puffed out. Thought at first it was a chipmunk cuz I have nerv seen squirrels stuff their cheeks. Stood real stil and watche d the baby cautiously walk past me. he has two big ole hickory nuts stil stuck together hanging from his mouth.

Felt kind a bad for him cuz he mad it safely past me and then anotehr baby sen the bounty and chased him up and aroudn the tree for it. Hope after all his work he got to eat his nuts.

Yesterday after comign from church surprised another baby. He was up on one of the plant stands in the mum pots and had himself a piec e of pine bark. Have no ide a what he was gonan do with it but it took it up the tree with him. Got pine bark all over the place, have no ide a why he needed that particular piece from out of one of my pots. What surprise d me even more was him getting up on the plant stand and surprised he didnt knock himself and the pots all over.

TexasPuddyPrint

TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

August 31, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #7008588

gardenpom - thought it was a pine cone at first but it looks like a magnolia seed pod?

~ Cat
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

August 31, 2009
11:53 PM

Post #7010208

Your right! My neighbor has a Magnolia and the pods are showing red seeds right now. I had no idea the squirrels would eat them!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 1, 2009
2:36 PM

Post #7012626

I had to cut some sunflowers down that had gotten blown over in a storm. I just laid them in the garden for now and this squirrel had a nice snack yesterday morning!

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2009
5:07 AM

Post #7016167

There has been a concerted effort here to get rid of the grey squirrel which has eradicated our native red from almost all of the UK except the north. The campaign has been quite a success here in Northumberland. Last weekend at Wallington I saw a red squirrel from the wildlife hide there. So cute!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

September 2, 2009
9:38 AM

Post #7016374

He is adorable knip!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 2, 2009
2:47 PM

Post #7017027

They look so tiny!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 3, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #7019428

Knip, cute one, looks a bit different from ours.
A new one to my yard this summer, smaller then the one I had last fall. Only seen him once though. Had to take this one through the window, and there was a bit of glare.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

September 3, 2009
4:49 AM

Post #7019898

Yes the reds are very different from the greys, much smaller and with distinctive ear tufts. They're adorable!

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #7020812

OK, I am back, (I think!) Catching up with all the threads, great pics! And here is my Short Tail. So tame!

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #7020816

Another on my back porch roof

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #7020819

More

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #7020824

And the last

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2009
7:52 PM

Post #7025931

Knif.. Your s really do look very tiny adn mayeb it just me, but looks liek they a darker red too or mayeb it just the ear coloring making it seem that way.

Mine sure ain't as tame as Short Tail but at least they don't run as fast anymroe f rom me.

I had fits the other day. I have thes e pvc pipe plant stands in the greenhouse and had been transplanting flats from off of it into bigger pots.

I go to get another flat and had to stop and stand for 5 minutes still. her e oen of the females got into the greenhouse, climbed to the top of the plant stands, strandled her feet on two pipes and her rump sat on the corner munching a mushroon she had found.

Now normally they will run up the tree and especialyl with food run and hide, but did this female? Oh no, she sat her rump right there, looke d me in the eye giving me the evil eye, I swear and proceeded to take her good old time eatign that mushroom.

She would take bite and then look at me, and chew so slow and just stare away at me the entire time and when she finishe d she didn't even immediately get down, she turne d her back to me and sat ther e like licking her chops and then gave look over the shoulder and gave me a cold shoulder and climbed down and out the greenhous e so I could get my plants again.

Wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't have to stand out in the hto sun sweatign to pieces. LOL
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 6, 2009
2:22 AM

Post #7030651

Welcome back Gmaggie, nice to see Short tail again.
Starlight those squirrel get use to us, real quick don't they? And daring also.

Mine came back today, and he's starting to be braver. He's a young male.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 6, 2009
2:24 AM

Post #7030655

Figured out how to get on the feeder. Had to move it today.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 6, 2009
4:17 PM

Post #7032238

Hanging around eating.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 6, 2009
4:18 PM

Post #7032247

Helping herself from the new squirrel peanut box.

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2009
6:20 PM

Post #7032711

gardenpom, I love that peanut box! Do they just open the top for a snack?

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #7033258

Such great pics!! Hi Grandmaggie...missed you!!

Starlight that sounds sooo funny I can just picture that in my head and I am laughing!! LOL

Dig the hole and put it in...

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2009
8:36 PM

Post #7033261

Now be sure to cover it good!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #7033265

Get a refreshing drink...

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2009
8:37 PM

Post #7033268

Rest a minute...

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2009
8:38 PM

Post #7033273

Now start all over!

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

September 6, 2009
11:37 PM

Post #7033850

The smart squirrels have no trouble learning how to open the box (the first one to figure this one out was a female, of course). I've had them a few times in the past, but they finally get damaged by the squirrels chewing. If they damage this one the next one I get will be the one they sell made from recycled products, and is a lot stronger.
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
5:32 AM

Post #7035016

What cuties! They can get in the most amazing positions. I have been taking some treats across the street to where my black squirrel lives but haven't been able to get any good photos of him lately. Could be because my 2 cats followed me over there last time. He is getting fat with all the acorns that are in the park right now.

Susan

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7036977

This silly one made me laugh while it enjoyed my sunflowers!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
7:20 PM

Post #7036979

#2.

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
7:21 PM

Post #7036983

#3.

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #7037307

Here is Blue Tail (formerly known as Lil Pete) this afternoon.

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #7037311

Another

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
8:45 PM

Post #7037316

And Notch Tail. Very tame!

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
8:47 PM

Post #7037317

They are coming for their afternoon treat

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2009
10:51 PM

Post #7037710

Oh...look at them pretty Tails!!
burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 7, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #7037836

Like Notch Tail, GM.
That is cute Nanny. Interesting how they go about their business.

I decided to spread seeds under a spruce tree, for the squirrel and all Black birds, and Doves.
They have been leaving the big feeder alone, now there's not much traffic to it, an occasional Chickadee. Hope the Purple Finches and Goldfinches comes back. I had way more birds then that last year.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 7, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #7037837

She can't see me!

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 7, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #7037844

aww she saw me.

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starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 7, 2009
11:33 PM

Post #7037870

hahahahahahahahah laughing at all the pics.

I tryign to firue out what my oen female doing. she been getting the hickory nuts and shellign them and then burying them. They gonan be sproutign all ove r the place wors e than normal.

I have never seen one fo the squirrels take the shells off then bury them? Are my squirrells as nutty as me? LOL

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2009
12:53 PM

Post #7039730

hmmm...no comment starlight!! :-)

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
4:10 PM

Post #7070433

Caught this cutie while I was walking yesterday..

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
4:11 PM

Post #7070441

I have come across this little chipmunk 2 mornings now this week in the overgrowth along the road foraging.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 16, 2009
4:42 PM

Post #7070534

My chippy has been coming on a regular basis now. I throw seeds under a spruce tree for him and of course the Grackles :) But the squirrel hasn't return since the Sept 5.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 16, 2009
4:44 PM

Post #7070540

Here he is with the Grackle.

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 16, 2009
4:49 PM

Post #7070553

The squirrel eating under that spruce tree on the 5th.

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #7070579

awww...I hope nothing bad happened to it...my group of squirrles has really dwindled. I only have 3-4 right now.

Just a couple of chippies running around here. Meese, the male cat, caught one for dinner saturday!
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 17, 2009
2:09 PM

Post #7073740

Oh, I saw my chippy today. real uick, abotu scare d the daylights out of me.

Been stormign all night and morning and rain quit for a fe wmintue s so opne dup back door for a fe w to let soem cool fresh air run through trailer and was standing at back door and my chipy ran across bottom step and disappeare d down a hole next to the steps.

Boy they like little flashes. Stood ther e for awhiel hoping I woudl se ehim again but no such luck. I stil tryign to figrue out if they make tunnels all aroudn almost liek a mole cuz sont want to plug up its holes, if they do, but if it a mole wanna get rid of it.

Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2009
8:22 PM

Post #7092793

Short Tail enjoying her last weekend of the summer :(

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Grandmaggie
Beachwood, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 22, 2009
8:23 PM

Post #7092797

She is so cute

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
11:29 PM

Post #7093488

She is just to cute GM!

I have really been enjoying watching this little chipmink on my walks. SO nice to see one not foraging under my birdfeeders!

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
11:30 PM

Post #7093491

This one is very busy...

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nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2009
11:31 PM

Post #7093496

Between the chipmunks and the birds the seed are disappearing fast!

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creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 23, 2009
2:48 PM

Post #7095598

Here is a baby Fox Squirrel named Kevin. We inherited Kevin from dh's cousin. sigh I do not believe we can raise Kevin the way he needs to be a free wild squirrel and not sure he will make it anyway.. But he is a cutie though. I think it's pretty hard to raise them correctly to be able to live on their own in the wild. This morning he was chilled. :-( I had to spend almost an hour warming him up.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2009
4:05 PM

Post #7095867

We do have a couple rehabbers here on Dave's maybe they could guide you if you post a request for help.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 23, 2009
9:33 PM

Post #7097075

Awwwwwwwwww poor baby. I had babay fyling suirrels at oen time that fell out of anest and cat wa s getting so I scoope dup one s left and call local wildlife cente r and they wil hook ya up with a professional rehabbers too.

Made a post this mornign and looks liek it got ate up cuz it not here.

Then pic s of Shor tTail and Chippy so cute. : )
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2009
9:37 AM

Post #7102287

Missouri, West Central region, Benton County (Warsaw)... 660-438-9423

Marcus Ealey (director), M&J Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation
mandj_wildliferehabbers@yahoo.com
Wildlife Species: we accept only animals native to Missouri; small mammals, whitetail deer, and raptors
Specialties/knowledge: whitetail fawns and raptors (including American Bald Eagle)

Here is the closest one to Cole Camp that I could find

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 26, 2009
12:23 AM

Post #7104695

I was down at the area I go to to loook for warblers the other day. Now There were a couple of chipmunks running in & out the brush hauling seeds and nuts back to their dens(?) that I was keeping an eye on. THen this squirrlel showed up. After I took the photo it started coming right at me...EEEEEK!

That made it decide to go the other way thank goodness! LOL

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creekwalker
Benton County, MO
(Zone 5a)

September 26, 2009
4:57 PM

Post #7106520

Thanks Juneybug! I will check that out. Warsaw isn't too far away. :-)
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2009
11:18 AM

Post #7115687

Nanny.. It has that look of " hey Lady ya got any nut s in your pockets?" LOL

Either t hat or maybe it decided it wante d you to make it a star and do a photo shot. : )


burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

September 30, 2009
4:26 AM

Post #7118794

He must of wanted to meet you, but shied away . He could've of heard of you, through the GRAPE vine.
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2009
12:23 PM

Post #7119268

Hahahahahah :-)
starlight1153
Seale, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2009
8:01 PM

Post #7124142

Here .. maybe this wil giv e ya a chuckle. friend of mien sent it to me in an email.

A Squirrel?

Ray was trying to cross the street.

As he stepped off the curb a car came screaming around the corner and headed straight for him.

Ray walked faster, trying to hurry across the street, but the car changed lanes and kept coming at him.

So Ray turned around to go back, but the car changed lanes again and continued coming at him.

By then, the car was so close and Ray was so scared that he just froze in the middle of the road.

The car got real close, then swerved at the last possible moment and stopped next to Ray.

The driver rolled down the window. It was a squirrel.

It said, "See, it's not as easy as it looks, is it?"

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2009
1:41 PM

Post #7126509

HA!!! That is a good one starlight!! hehe...
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 5, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7135149

Cute one today.

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 5, 2009
12:39 AM

Post #7135152

At the self-feeder.

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nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 6, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7139114

Anyone like to start a new thread??
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 7, 2009
9:08 PM

Post #7145454

Short-tail.

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2009
9:56 PM

Post #7145607

I enjoy looking at the cute squirrel photos so much. I am feeling very sad today because my black baby squirrel got ran over. He was the only black one in the park as far as I know. Here's one of the last photos I took of him.

Susan

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gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

October 7, 2009
10:44 PM

Post #7145761

Oh, what a shame...he was a beauty.

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 7, 2009
11:25 PM

Post #7145891

Oh...that is so sad Susan. I have had some special ones that I could recognize when they would come to the yard. I am always sad when they stop coming, because I know that means something has happened to them.

Time for a new thread so please do follow along and join in!

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1046094/

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burn_2007
Grand-Falls, NB
(Zone 4a)

October 8, 2009
9:59 PM

Post #7149089

Oh I'm so sorry, about the lost of your sweet little one. I'm hoping, you'll get to see, some other ones there. They are beautiful. I've only seen them in Ontario.

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