Saturday, November 16, 2013

Squirrel Update

Ah, the sunflower seed is flowing fast and furious as we near December.  And that means that most wretched sciurus carolinensis is reaping the rewards: even more seed spilled and handy for raiding.  And indeed, our three tree rats (by most recent count) are working the scratch ground fervently.  They are also, unfortunately, probing every other feeder for weakness and are digging up crocus bulbs by the bushel basket.  I can't recall such a hearty dig-fest in the fall before.  Perhaps one of our little gray friends is a fresh market vegetarian.  Apart from that the rats are not so big a problem.  But at last they are expressing their gifts for advanced mischief.  I almost expect nothing else!

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