So, That Is Why She Is Losing Her Marbles

@Corbin5 (106508)
United States
September 18, 2017 11:39am CST
To make a safe drinking "fountain" for bees, my sister fills a pan with water and marbles. To keep from drowning, a bee needs a marble to stand on while taking a drink of water. Sis has to keep replenishing the marbles in the water-for-bees dish. Sis thought little kids were taking the marbles from the pan. Apparently, the marble thief is not a kid. My sister's email today revealed the identity of the marble thief: "As I sit in my kitchen typing this to you, a squirrel has been systematically stealing the marbles I have put out for the bees!!!!!! This is visit #4 that I have witnessed. I wondered why my marbles were disappearing!!!??? What the heck is up with this Debbie Kay?!?!?!" I told Sis that perhaps the squirrel thinks the marbles are colorful acorns. Or, perhaps the squirrel is lining its nest with those marbles for waterproofing purposes. Sis could have a squirrel who is really into home d├ęcor.
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@sabtraversa (13336)
• Italy
18 Sep
Hope the squirrel won't be eating the marbles, ouch.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I thought the same thing. A choking hazard for sure.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
18 Sep
Wow, that's crazy that squirrels are taking them! Maybe they are using them for play toys-balls for squirrels.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I am thinking they are playing games with those marbles too.
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@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Sep
Isn't that strange? I'm also a bit surprised that the marbles don't roll around with the bees.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
The marbles are packed tight to prevent the rolling.
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@RasmaSandra (17605)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
18 Sep
That is some story. I wonder what that squirrel was doing with the marbles. Unless you can find out for sure you'll just have to keep replacing marbles.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I have no idea why a squirrel would want marbles. I think Sis needs to follow that squirrel to determine what he does with them.
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@Tina30219 (34235)
• Onaway, Michigan
18 Sep
Never knew this about bees and marbles learn something new every day. Dang squirrels and their stealing the marbles wonder what they are doing with them.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I did not know either until Sis told me.
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@Tina30219 (34235)
• Onaway, Michigan
18 Sep
@Corbin5 Right. Hopefully she can find the marbles the squirrels are taking
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@rebelann (41393)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Sep
How funny. Hopefully the silly squirrel didn't try to eat them.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
Yes, those marbles are a choking hazard. Also, would be really hard for a squirrel to pass a marble.
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@rebelann (41393)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Sep
I hope they aren't stupid enough to try to swallow one @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
@rebelann I know. Most squirrels do not know the Heimlich maneuver!!
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@sallypup (27125)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep
@That's quite something. You remind me that I should put a shallow pan out under the flowering Russian sage and put something in there for the bees to stand on. Thanks. I wonder if Leah would pick up marbles? She tends to want to mouth thing.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I hope Leah does not want to pick up marbles!! I never knew squirrels liked marbles.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
@sallypup Leah is a hoot!!! I love Leah!!!
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@sallypup (27125)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep
@Corbin5 Leah is rather hilarious at times for sure. I often place hen's eggs on the deck for safe keeping while I go off and do other outside things. One day I could not find all the eggs. I found the missing egg in the middle of the yard. Leah had packed it carefully over there. Not sure why but the egg was unharmed.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
19 Sep
That is really funny. I have never heard of a squirrel that steals marbles before. This is sort of funny.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
I thought it was funny too!
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
19 Sep
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
18 Sep
Oh wow, that is funny. Who'd a thunk it?
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I never knew squirrels were fond of marbles.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
19 Sep
@Corbin5 I wouldn't have either
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• Preston, England
18 Sep
Squirrels play Kerplunk lol
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I think they do too! Some game is played with those stolen marbles!!!
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@Hannihar (36535)
22 Jun
@Corbin5 Deborah, that makes sense that the squirrel could think that the marbles are colorful acrons until they try and bite into it then they would need a squirrel dentist. You sister should be a vet. She is good with all. Don't the cats want to get near the bees? I do not bees at al. Have the bees ever stung her?
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
22 Jun
She is incredible with animals. Even when she was a little girl, she could handle any animal and care for it in ways that no one else could do. No, Sis's cats steer clear of the bees, and neither my sister or a cat has been stung, thank goodness. Bees only sting when disturbed.
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@Hannihar (36535)
24 Jun
@Corbin5 I am not a bee fan. Why didn't she ever become a vet? It sounds like she would make a good one.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
24 Jun
@Hannihar She really should have. She has so many little wildlife critters that depend upon her for love and care. She is one special person.
@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
18 Sep
It doesn't matter what it is a squirrel will take it. I just went out to get some green peppers from the garden and a squirrel was sitting on my wood pile with a huge tomato in it's jaws. That's food yes but the squirrels stealing the marbles doesn't surprise me at all.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
I bet the squirrel with tomato was a sight to see!!! I have no idea what that squirrel is doing with those marbles.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Sep
@Corbin5 Must be to pretty up his house lol. I know what he was doing with my tomato
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
@fishtiger58 He will have a mighty fine house with those marbles!!
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@fly802 (1514)
19 Sep
It`s really too funny.Do squirrel love to play with marbles?
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
I hope squirrels like to play with marbles. Hope they don't try to eat them.
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@fly802 (1514)
20 Sep
@Corbin5 I wish I could see how they play with marbles.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
20 Sep
@fly802 Me too!!!
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
21 Sep
what a clever idea... for the bees... and as for the cheeky squirrel... I think any one of the above reasons could be right....
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
21 Sep
Yes, it still is a bit of a mystery as to why a squirrel wants marbles, but glad Sis knows the culprit.
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@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Sep
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Sep
OMG, I hope they're not eating them @Corbin5 .
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
Me too!! Hope the squirrels are trained in the Heimlich maneuver.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Sep
@Corbin5 Yeah, no sh*t.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Sep
Who'd a thought! Well, I learned something new today. I wonder how she's going to keep the squirrels from stealing her marbles.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
I bet Sis will just keep buying the marbles. She buys them from the dollar store, so all should be good.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Sep
@Corbin5 At least they're not expensive there.
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
19 Sep
The little cute squirrels are thieves, they get everything they can move. I have put rocks on the bottom of a pan to help the bees.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
I hope no squirrels steal your rocks!
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
20 Sep
@Corbin5 There are no squirrels around, I see them when we climb up in the woods, but I never saw one in the gardens here.
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@nitirrbb7 (3258)
• India
19 Sep
I think he is decorating his nest so that he can impress his lady squirrel.
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
19 Sep
I think you are right, my friend!!
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@nitirrbb7 (3258)
• India
20 Sep
@Corbin5 Keep an close eye the next time you would find them both together taking your marbles.
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@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
18 Sep
I never knew this about bees and marbles
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
I did not know it either until my sister mentioned what she was doing.
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@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
18 Sep
@Corbin5 That is really very thoughtful of your sister to do so
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@amadeo (66000)
• United States
18 Sep
This is kind of unusual there.But I supposed it could happen
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
18 Sep
Well, I suppose a marble and an acorn might be the same size, but not as tasty.
@amadeo (66000)
• United States
18 Sep
@Corbin5 also the acorn are not bright there.
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