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Wildlife: Squirrel Pics Vol. 17
We came from here:
Oops...I posted the wrong pic. Oh well, it wouldn't be the first time.
Here are a couple of pics I thought would be fun. Along with all the other food we put out, we also toss out whole corn for the squirrels, birds & other critters that like it.
Our Squirrels tend to eat some & "plant" some...all over the yard. I'm constantly pulling out little corn stalks...but there was one that both my husband & I thought would be fun to let grow for a bit to see how big it would get.
One of the Squirrels planted a kernel of corn in an unused nursery pot that had soil in it. It is now just under 5 ft. tall!! Next year we're going to try to teach them to plant in rows so they can cross-pollinate and actually grow some ears of corn.
How cool would that be if we could get them to grow their own food!!
That's hysterical, sunkissed! They're so incredibly smart.
Nanny, I bet if you were holding food instead of your camera it would've been right at your feet!
Just might have!! We see this little guy cross the road every morning on our walk and head into this area to gather food!
Happy Birthday gardenpom!!!!
I Didn't have any good pics to upload so I found this cute "Birthday" Squirrrel on Flicker for you.
Here's the link: Enjoy!!!
Sweet picture. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, nutsaboutnature.
This is a great squirrel video...they'll do anything for food.
Thanks for posting the video, sunkissed. . .I laughed all the way through. . .Love it!!!
Yes we do!! Nice one GP! Mine here just aren't really hanging out much....Gus (dog) keeps them on the move!
It's fun to see the squirrel and Bunny together, Sunkissed. They seem to get along well together.
GP it's great to see your squirrel pic, very nice. Is he still chewing on bones?
None here either Nanny. Sound like Gus is having a great deal of fun with yours. Has he had encounters with skunks and raccoons?
Funny guy there, Nanny. He doesn't seem to be suffering much, from all the chasing he's had, lol. You don't have any snow covering on the ground!!! Is the snow falling now, suppose to amount to very much?
We have about a foot of snow cover here. And a bit coming tomorrow.
Not much snow here at all so far this winter. We only ended up with a dusting at my house. About 50 miles north they got around 3-4 inches. Very glad we do not have a foot!! lol
Nice one Sunkissed! Mine keep looking at the feeder which is frozen solid!
Same squirrel...turned around. Is she flipping me off????? lol
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I love silhouette shots...I do that with birds sometimes. makes some interesting photos and sometimes you can "save" a bad one that way!
My goodness Nanny, that is a pudgy squirrel.
I have not had a squirrel in my backyard since last August. They are all around me, but do not come into the feeding area. I miss them and would love to know why they stopped visiting me. I really enjoyed taking some fun photos of their antics.
I think because of the mild weather they are eating very well and not having trouble finding enough to eat. They are all looking quite pudgy here..... OR she was pregnant!
No snow was very scarce this year here. I used my new snow shovel once and never even started the snow blower this year!
I'll be happy to send anyone who wants my squirrels to them. This past week I had my new Gerber daisies eaten, my orchid flower eaten...I'm so mad at them...they've never eaten my flowers before.
Sunkissed - So sorry to hear about your flowers. I know it's depressing when you put so much work in to have a beautiful yard.
Squirrels don't tend to eat flowers, but rabbits do so It's most likely hungry bunnies. Deer will also eat many types of flowers.
I spray my plants regularly with Liquid Fence. I've used it for years & It works wonders. My flowers wouldn't survive without it. We have deer, rabbits, squirrels and every other kind of critter.
Liquid fence comes in several ready-to-use sizes, plus a concentrated form. Last Summer I decided to try the concentrated bottle that you mix with water - a quart concentrate makes four gallons. It's been great. I'm less than halfway through it and it will probably last me till next year.
Here's a link to the Liquid Fence website.
Apparently, they now have a new granular form, but the one I use is the Spray. I don't buy it from the website since it's readily available where I live. You'll usually find it in Nurseries, Home Centers, etc.. If you decide to try it, try the small spray bottle first to make sure it works for you. It's stinky when you first spray it on, but does go away after about a day.
Oh my gosh, gardenpom. . . Those pics are soooooo ADORABLE!!!
I love this new format that allows you to post multiple pics in one post.