Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wild Animals

This year I decided I wanted a bird and a squirrel feeder in our backyard. The bird feeder has been awesome from the get go and we now have two pairs of cardinals, a woodpecker or two, and some other wild birds that are visiting frequently. But the squirrel feeder is another story.

The squirrels were hilarious jockeying for a turn to sit on the ledge and open the lid to get a treat in our first feeder. But every night by morning the feeder would be empty. Well, there had to be something eating it and I figured it had to be an o'possum (yes, there is an "o") or a raccoon.

Enter squirrel feeder version 2. There's just NO way the night eater is getting in right?
And the first night:

Why yes, that is Rocky with his arm shoved in the feeder. BUT he can only get whatever he can grab through the little hole and not all the treats in the glass part.

Or, so we thought, until we checked the next morning and saw this:

As long as we only put enough food out in the morning for the squirrels, it seems like the situation is managed. Here are some more pictures because I think they are hilarious!

The squirrels get really pissed when I'm stalking them with a camera. One got all worked up flapping his tail and eventually went up to a limb and started belting out a war cry to his friends...luckily there was no one in range and I was safe, but here s/he is looking ferocious:

Yes, I too am wondering why I went to Fossil Rim when I have the wild kingdom in my backyard!


Laura Belle said...

That is just hilarious!

We've got one squirrel that LOVES to torment my yellow lab. He will hang from his back legs off the lowest tree branch and just squack at Wyatt. And the tree branch is just high enought that Wyatt can't get him. It's sooo funny to watch my dog get so upset!

MandaPanda said...

Hahahah! That's too funny...

Cat's Chic Chat said...

Awww!! I love how he's looking like, "Get away papparazzi!!"

Justawallflower said...

I LOVE these pics! How entertaining! I can't believe Rocky!!

Kerri said...

LOVE the pics. Where did you get that feeder? I want one. I feed our squirrels too.

Beth Ann said...

Hilarious pictures! Especially the killer squirrel. :)