Category Archives: Squirrels

Mysteries

For the second year in a row, some Red-winged Blackbirds have decided to call our non-marsh-like neighborhood their home. At least one or two couples are showing interest in raising a family nearby. They’ve started to visit the feeders regularly: … Continue reading

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My Squirrels are in Better Shape Than Yours

It’s not an April Fool’s Day joke. My squirrels do push-ups!

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They Feel it in Their Bones

I’m pleased as punch that the temperatures were still way above normal this week, or all that rain we got could’ve added up to as much as a-foot-and-a-half of snow. Wow! For the last several weeks we’ve enjoyed temperatures in … Continue reading

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Tulip Jail

I flew out of the house like it was on fire the other day when I spotted two squirrels taking down an entire clump of tulip blossoms. One of the marauders still had a tulip in his mouth. I chased … Continue reading

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More Squirrel Drama

If you’re eating, you may want to come back later. I have another “challenged” squirrel in my yard. I first noticed him drinking water from the heated birdbath on Tuesday and was shocked by his lack of fur. The temperature … Continue reading

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Red

My yard seems to attract weird wildlife, especially in the squirrel department. Just in the last couple of years I have had a squirrel with no tail, a squirrel with a completely bald tail, and (blechhh) an otherwise-healthy-looking squirrel with … Continue reading

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

You’d think the squirrels would have plenty to eat with all the starling shenanigans going on in my backyard in the last few weeks, but you would be wrong. This is the shrub outside my window: Grrrrrrrrrr.

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Next Stop, Broadway

Squirrels are supposed to have fluffy, well-coiffed tails like this: So it gave me the giggles the other day when not one, but four squirrels showed up with a bit of flair on the ends of their tails. It was … Continue reading

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The Nine

Squirrels were scarce this summer in my backyard. My guess? They were busy making more squirrels because now whenever I look out the window I can usually count NINE of them. They come in only one size—extra large—and they are … Continue reading

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Punk’d

I’m pretty sure the rodents are messing with me. There are three concrete steps leading to our front door, and every day I have to watch out for a hickory shell on the second step. The shell is big enough … Continue reading

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