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to find squirrels really entertaining?

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Owllady Sat 10-May-14 12:55:04

I put a seed feeder and an Apple feeder on the tree outside my dining room window to watch the birds but instead we have a squirrel

It has wrecked the seed feeder and has now worked out how to hang upside down and yank the Apple feeder chain until it can catch the Apple and take chunks out of it

It has six quite swollen nipples so I assume it has baby squirrels somewhere, Awwww

My daughter, youngest son and myself have had hours of entertainment out of this. It's just lovely! She keeps looking at us through the window too and has a little groom smile

LRDtheFeministDragon Sat 10-May-14 12:56:58

They're lovely although they do steal absolutely everything.

We used to have them come onto our balcony and they'd take nuts from your hand.

BerniesBurneze Sat 10-May-14 14:02:09

Yanbu, they are brilliant.

somewheresomehow Sat 10-May-14 14:05:04

I love ours, they have us trained to give them biscuits when they sit on the doorstep, will take a quarter out of my hand now

AFishCalledBarry Sat 10-May-14 14:06:50

Bet she drinks Carling Black Label grin

QueenofLouisiana Sat 10-May-14 14:30:24

I like watching squirrels too. We don't have a resident squirrel, but we are doing well for robins, thrushes and sparrows. I expect a good crop of veg this year as the thrushes are doing a brilliant job of catching slugs and snails.

NoImSpartacus Sat 10-May-14 14:59:11

I love squirrels, they are such clever little creatures, but they can be v aggressive. Once a v brazen one came up to me when I sat on a bench eating a sandwich and he clearly wanted some so I proceeded to feed him little bits but when it was all gone he looked v annoyed and I was genuinely scared of him ! Ridiculous but he looked like he was readying himself to pounce on me !

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 15:05:48

I can see two from here. One is digging in the lawn and the other is swinging off the fat ball feeder. I quite like them and the birds have more than enough put out for them anyway.

Better than the TV.

We also have visiting Foxes each with their own personality. Scabby, Handsome,Limpy etc...

Owllady Sat 10-May-14 15:21:56

It is better than the tv smile
Because the field opposite has opted for wheat rather than oil seed this year, I can also see the hares <swoon>
I love nature. I didn't ever feel so peaceful until I appreciated it
Is this an age thing?

Though I was brought up in a place that had deer [it wore posh] and I always missed it when I moved away..

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 15:24:28

My DB has deer in his garden and Glis Glis in his loft. < well posh>

I have a lower spec of wildlife. grin

LaurieFairyCake Sat 10-May-14 15:37:28

I have 2 pairs of Robins

They are in love smile

One of the males came within inches of jumping on my hand when I was weeding. I was turning it over and he was pecking out the grubs.

WitchWay Sat 10-May-14 16:11:24

In a previous house's garden, I once saw a squirrel making off with a whole fat ball, still in the net bag, carrying it like a bag of swag grin

I tried increasingly complicated "squirrel-proof" contraptions using wire coat-hangers & enjoyed watching them puzzling over the latest version.

No squirrels where I live now - not enough mature trees sad

PatTheHammer Sat 10-May-14 16:17:43

We have some tame ones that will come out of the trees and eat stuff out of your hand at our local park, they are really cool. If you ever feel like watching red squirrels there is an amazing cafe in the Scottish highlands where there is a large window you can sit at and watch them, whilst stuffing you face with cakegrin

My Greyhound finds them highly entertaining too, but in a different way.

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 16:27:03

Is your local park in the NorthWest Pat. I went to one up there and the squirrels would run up your trousers. Or sit on your knee.

PatTheHammer Sat 10-May-14 16:30:15

No not northwest, southwest. It's sort of a park/arboretum.

These ones will climb up your trousers too!

Puzzledandpissedoff Sat 10-May-14 17:08:20

If any squiirel-lovers ever visit Boston, USA, go to Boston Common the huge park in the city centre; the squirrels there are so tame they'll climb all over you

Mind you, it was also an American squirrel which came begging for a bit of my sandwich. It held it ever so prettily in its cute little paws, twitched its lovely bushy tail ... and then the little bastard BIT ME really, really deeply for no reason at all; there was blood everywhere

Luckily, it seems that squirrels don't usually carry rabies ...

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 17:43:25


I love Boston. Great trip with DH prior to DC. Never been back mainly because of DC. sad

Owllady Sat 10-May-14 17:52:12

I would like to go Boston but not get bitten that bad it by a squirrel confused

WhileWeSleep Sat 10-May-14 18:22:07

Sparkling are you talking about that park in Chester by the river with the boats. I was very shock to see how cheeky the squirrels there are.

WhileWeSleep Sat 10-May-14 18:23:00

Not in a bad way though. I love the little monsters. I was just shocked at how hard faced they are

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 18:23:47

Yes While Grosvenor Park. They are very, very cheeky. I notice last time we went lots of 'Do not feed the squirrels' signs. They are tame.

thornrose Sat 10-May-14 18:29:07

I loved the urban myths about squirrels on crack which did the rounds a few years ago.

..But is the Brixton crack squirrel real or an urban myth? The Guardian began its search for the freebasing fiend near the local cinema. "They used to hang out in the little park in front of the Ritzy, twitching ... dancing to music only they could hear and generally creating a malevolent ambience," Londoner Rik Abel wrote in his blog. Ritzy regulars were less sure. "I've never seen one," said a staff member. "But there might be crack foxes around too." grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 18:34:07

Gets a bit cheeky 1:16 ish grin

WhileWeSleep Sat 10-May-14 18:48:00

That videos's great. I'm going to have to pack a picnic and get the train down next weekend grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 10-May-14 18:49:13

And not take any peanuts. At all. While. wink

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