I have a long negative history with squirrels. In grad school, ground squirrels ate and destroyed one of my outdoor experiments for my thesis. It was a constant battle with them. I'll photodocument that debacle in another posting. Then back in NJ, they've more than once caused me to take down my birdfeeder. One birdfeeder they completely destroyed in one day. I now have a squirrel proof birdfeeder, but they still repeatedly jump on it and try to bite anything on it in hopes of releasing the seeds. They also jump on the peanut butter suet feeder and gorge on that. Yup. So that's been taken down because they ruined it for everyone. They help themselves to my green tomatoes that I'm growing on the deck. They take one bite and decide they don't like it and then try another. Their latest antic is to dig in the pots. Are they burying their treats already? Nevermind they've become so accustomed to me that I have to open the sliding door and step onto the deck before they budge. I swear I'm going to launch one with my broom one day. But there is one squirrel that I enjoy (for now). It's this teenager squirrel. It's more wary of my presence and easily frightened by the other obese adult squirrels. It's probably the size of a normal squirrel...not the beasts that terrorize my birdfeeders.