Saturday, June 30, 2007

The only squirrel I tolerate

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.




6 comments:

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Jules said...

That rodrigo guy sucks! He commented on my blog too. He's spam. I had my Cuban friend translate for me.

Anyway, I bet there are ways you could get the squirrels to leave you alone. I know I've bought coyote piss in powder form to scare of mice when I lived in Jersey City. Gross but it might work for you and your tomatoes!

Colleen said...

Sounds like squirt-gun time for the squirrels! Squirt gun full of flesh-eating acid. JK.
Rodreeg has been comenting all over the place! I don't think this is regular Spanish--either it's very lingo-y or maybe it's Portuguese?
My super rough translation, It says something like: Hey, I found your blog via google, this is an interesting post, you should read my blog, it's about personalized t-shirts, you should get one. Later.

Kartek said...

Speaking of the devils, my birdfeeder was messed up when I got home. I took a pic but I guess I didn't save it. Jerks. They are so greedy... I will name the head squirrel Rodrigo.

lioux said...

¡Rodrigo es très annoying!

Kartek said...

I thought adding pebbles to my containers would stop the digging. Apparently hell to no. Looks like I'm going to have to up the ante again.