So, That Is Why She Is Losing Her Marbles

@Corbin5 (96145)
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 (12124)
• Italy
18 Sep
Hope the squirrel won't be eating the marbles, ouch.
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
I am thinking they are playing games with those marbles too.
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@JudyEv (115606)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
The marbles are packed tight to prevent the rolling.
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@RasmaSandra (16224)
• Riga, Latvia
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 (96145)
• 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 (31267)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
I did not know either until Sis told me.
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@Tina30219 (31267)
• Onaway, Michigan
18 Sep
@Corbin5 Right. Hopefully she can find the marbles the squirrels are taking
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@rebelann (37729)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Sep
How funny. Hopefully the silly squirrel didn't try to eat them.
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• 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 (37729)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Sep
I hope they aren't stupid enough to try to swallow one @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
19 Sep
@rebelann I know. Most squirrels do not know the Heimlich maneuver!!
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@sallypup (25809)
• 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 (96145)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
@sallypup Leah is a hoot!!! I love Leah!!!
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@sallypup (25809)
• 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 (17756)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
19 Sep
I thought it was funny too!
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@poehere (17756)
• French Polynesia
19 Sep
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@FayeHazel (15021)
• United States
18 Sep
Oh wow, that is funny. Who'd a thunk it?
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
I never knew squirrels were fond of marbles.
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@FayeHazel (15021)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
I think they do too! Some game is played with those stolen marbles!!!
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• 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 (96145)
• 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 (30383)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
19 Sep
@fishtiger58 He will have a mighty fine house with those marbles!!
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@fly802 (1521)
19 Sep
It`s really too funny.Do squirrel love to play with marbles?
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• 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 (1521)
20 Sep
@Corbin5 I wish I could see how they play with marbles.
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
20 Sep
@fly802 Me too!!!
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@sueznewz2 (9633)
• 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 (96145)
• 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 (9633)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Sep
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@nanette64 (16695)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Sep
OMG, I hope they're not eating them @Corbin5 .
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
19 Sep
Me too!! Hope the squirrels are trained in the Heimlich maneuver.
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@nanette64 (16695)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Sep
@Corbin5 Yeah, no sh*t.
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@just4him (106671)
• 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 (96145)
• 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 (106671)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Sep
@Corbin5 At least they're not expensive there.
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• 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 (96145)
• United States
19 Sep
I hope no squirrels steal your rocks!
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@LadyDuck (141563)
• 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 (3129)
• India
19 Sep
I think he is decorating his nest so that he can impress his lady squirrel.
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
19 Sep
I think you are right, my friend!!
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@nitirrbb7 (3129)
• 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 (7667)
• India
18 Sep
I never knew this about bees and marbles
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
I did not know it either until my sister mentioned what she was doing.
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@vsai2008 (7667)
• India
18 Sep
@Corbin5 That is really very thoughtful of your sister to do so
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@amadeo (58648)
• United States
18 Sep
This is kind of unusual there.But I supposed it could happen
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
Well, I suppose a marble and an acorn might be the same size, but not as tasty.
@amadeo (58648)
• United States
18 Sep
@Corbin5 also the acorn are not bright there.
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@HazySue (19512)
• United States
18 Sep
That is so funny. I knew squirrels were packrats but I had no idea that they were into interior decorating.
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@Corbin5 (96145)
• United States
18 Sep
I am sure the nest of Sis's thieving squirrel is quite colorful.
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@HazySue (19512)
• United States
19 Sep
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