Time for someone to go on a diet...
By Joliet Jake
April 4, 2017 6:34am CST
Looked out the front window early this morning and noticed the squirrels had knocked the bird feeder down...again...first time in a year, I thought I had it hung pretty good now. Then I looked...again. And I don't know if we have a 500 pound squirrel in the neighborhood or what, but something snapped the branch the feeder hung on in two last night. Must have been a raccoon because the birds and squirrels don't come out at night, but I have never seen a raccoon on that section of the tree either. So I guess I'll haul the branch to the brush pile later and decide where to re-hang the feeder.
24 people like this
• United States
4 Apr 17
@LadyDuck I really thought at first they had just knocked the feeder down when I didn't see it hanging there through the window...it was still dark and my porch light stopped working yesterday, wasn't until I went out that I saw the entire branch was down
• Redlands, California
4 Apr 17
Sorry I accidentally sent you a black bear cub. He was looking for his father and I said Yogi went that way, now get out of here Boo Boo. You get my dogs to excited with your fake picnic baskets. Trump bears I tell you.
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Apr 17
@JolietJake It seems they are quite intelligent. The ones in the book used to ring a bell on the verandah and be fed a piece of bread. They'd just take a piece then move on and make way for the next raccoon. Then, as the youngsters came along, the old ones taught them to ring the bell.
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Apr 17
Squirrels are little thugs in fur coats. The ones around here, anyway. They keep digging in my flowers, even in the potted plants I put out in the summer. They kept chewing on the plums while the plums were still green, depriving me of my plums, to the point that I just cut down the tree. Now nobody gets any plums. They also like to chew on the little green tomatoes. And they chew their way into attics and rip up the insulation.