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Looks Like It's Going to be a Long Cold Winter - the Squirrels are gearing up in my background - just saying


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😄 cute 


La Nina. That usually means colder and wetter here in the northern states, this fall and winter. 

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We have a few that look like that here, they are very active in our yard and trees right now. 


Upper 30's at night here this week, there is a nip in the air already...

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Looks like he's into Rage Metal!  I hope he doesn't play at night!!

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Carolyn Marie

Those buggers have been getting at my bird feeder for a couple of years.  I used to like them until they got so damned aggressive.  Now I spray them with water whenever they act up, but they're too dumb to learn from the experience.


Unfortunately, mine don't do photography or play the guitar.  They just annoy me.  😒


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I had that problem too. Â My daughter turned me on to this "Flaming Squirrel" stuff. Â It worked pretty well for me.


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@Carolyn Marie I have that problem too.  I think once they get used to having seed they get bold.  


I have a dome piece on the pole.  The squirrels haven't been able to get around it.  



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We have one that just ate through the husk of a pumpkin and then proceeded to eat all of the meat from the inside.  When he was finished, our pumpkin looked like a cyclops with one big eye.  The squirrel has been back to the scene of the crime every day to take more and more of the pumpkin away.  No doubt he is stocking up for a long-cold winter. 

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Check out these wise guys in my backyard.....grrrrrr...


Squirrel Tries To Steal A Carved Pumpkin From Photographer's Backyard |  Funny animals, Animal pictures, Animals

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Shay, ours wasn't that talented.  Just a single hole initially.  I kept thinking he should have been more creative.

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OMG, thank you all for the squirrel pics and stories!  Jandi, I was laughing out loud with that video.  Absolutely amazing and charming antics and I was so impressed with Mark Rober's skills and ingenuity.


My feeder also has a dome, and I took away most the squirrel's launch points, but they now launch from a tree about 6 ft. away, directly onto the platform base.  I've also tried commercial chemical sprays, but there are too many approaches to the back yard and they just jump over or around where I put the stuff.  So its basically get rid of the feeder or put up with the squirrels.  :dunno:   :damm:


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3 hours ago, Carolyn Marie said:

I took away most the squirrel's launch points, but they now launch from a tree about 6 ft. away, directly onto the platform base.

I've moved my feeder several times as the nearby trees have grown.  I think I have it in a permanent spot now.  Its too far to jump too! 

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I have one hanging down from the roof on parachute cord.  I can lower it with a pulley to fill it.  It is by the kitchen window and quite a ways from the ground.  That Flaming Squirrel stuff discouraged the squirrels.  But one night I went into the kitchen and there was a raccoon hanging on the screen trying to get it.  It has to be over 10ft from the ground.  All I can figure is it climbed the conduit for the power and managed to get over to the window somehow.


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Where there is a will ... besides there being as lawyer (LOL) - there be squirrels....




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But - when all is said - it's at least fun to laugh at them



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