The baby squirrel is still alive and seems to be thriving. It’s still on the skinny side but it’s learned all the ways of the deck and yard and acts just like the adult squirrels. It comes in the morning and then again later in the afternoon. It takes peanuts from my hand, eating some… Continue reading Squirrel Names
I didn’t think we were going to have squirrel babies in the yard this year. A few weeks ago, something tragic happened to the first one to fall or venture out of the nest. After that, I began seeing babies in other areas but none here. I thought maybe the moms had decided this wasn’t… Continue reading We Have Babies!
A few evenings ago, my husband and I were sitting on the deck talking when I happened to notice movement in the trees next to the deck. I looked over to discover that we were being watched. A squirrel was perched in a branch next to the deck. It looked really cute hugging the tree branch so… Continue reading Watcher in the Woods
One day last week, I looked outside and laughed when I saw this squirrel hanging by its toes to eat. Most of the squirrels hop onto the new feeder from the railing of the deck. This little gal must have approached the feeder from the top and was comfortable enough hanging there to stay put… Continue reading Hanging Out
Yesterday afternoon, Don, Daniel and I returned from a road trip to the Tri-Cities for a baseball tournament. Michael, my oldest son who just turned 20 a couple of weeks ago, was supposed to feed my squirrel friends for me while I was gone. He claims the feeder never got empty, which he could tell because… Continue reading I Don’t Feel So Good
When I saw the squirrel above hanging off the back of the feeder, I thought I would never get my camera ready before it moved into a more normal position. I was wrong! This little guy/gal was perfectly comfortable eating upside down and stayed this way until another squirrel came along. I wonder if it is… Continue reading Funny Little Critters
Apparently I’m not the only one finding it impossible to stay awake on these long late spring/early summer afternoons. A few days ago, I found this squirrel dozing on my deck railing. A half hour later, I looked out again and was surprised to see it still snoozing away, looking even more relaxed with… Continue reading Snoozy Squirrel
Things are crazy in the squirrel world right now. They’re suddenly all ravenous, chowing down everything I put out for them in a matter of hours. These two were so hungry and determined that they were willing to share the feeder! For the past few days, the sound of scuffling, squeaky and squawking has been… Continue reading Two’s a Crowd
One day last week I heard a squirrel squawking up a storm. It sounded like more than their usual squawking, like maybe something was wrong and it was injured or trapped by something. I went out to investigate and found this squirrel stretched between two posts on the pergola. It stopped squawking and looked down… Continue reading Squirrel Squawking
We had some warm weather this week so I left the slider open for a little while each day. The kids (or, more likely, the cats) destroyed the screen years ago, so when my slider is open, it’s wide open for whatever happens to find its way into my house. We don’t have a lot of… Continue reading Squirrel in the House!