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February 5, 2011 / Leslie

Saturday Snapshot: Hungry Squirrel

In a desperate attempt to keep the squirrels distracted and off the bird feeders I put some bread out for them to eat. There are two browns and four grays that hang out in my yard. This brown female is the worst of the bunch. She can occasionally jump over four feet straight up to the feeder and will spend all day trying.

The squirrel is standing on a table built into the deck about 3½ feet high. The snow was over the top of it by another foot before I shoveled it off. This picture was taken through the window so it’s not as sharp as it could be, but it was too cold to leave the door open while waiting for the perfect shot.

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  1. bermudaonion / Feb 5 2011 7:31 am

    Squirrels are so cute until they get in your attic!


    • Leslie / Feb 5 2011 7:47 am

      Definitely. One got in the house one time while we were at work. I have no idea how it got in. It ate everything it could find in the kitchen, knocked over all my plants and then started chewing on the window frame to get out. Had to hire a trapper to get it out of the crawl space where it was hiding.


  2. Trish / Feb 5 2011 8:15 am

    We have a constant battle with the squirrels getting into our feeder too. They sure are crafty little things!


  3. Sheila (Book Journey) / Feb 5 2011 8:27 am

    I love it! She’s so cute out there eating the bread. I always toss stale bread out to the lawn in little pieces for the creatures year around. I know they can be a pain, my hubby tells me to quit encouraging them – but I cant help it. 🙂


  4. laurelrainsnow / Feb 5 2011 9:05 am

    That’s a great shot! It’s hard to believe you took that through a window…fabulous clarity, really.



  5. irene / Feb 5 2011 11:16 am

    they are hungry little creatures aren’t they.


  6. Suko / Feb 5 2011 11:21 am

    Leslie, it’s a beautiful shot, even though you took it through the window. I would not have ventured out into the cold, either. Have a great weekend. 🙂


  7. Alyce / Feb 5 2011 11:41 am

    It’s beautiful and I completely understand not wanting to sit in the cold! I would love to see what that looks like though – the squirrel spending the day trying to jump on the feeder. It sounds entertaining.


  8. Debbie / Feb 5 2011 12:01 pm

    WOW. That’s a lot of snow. And (sigh), yes the squirrels. We don’t have them where I live, so I love them.
    Have a good day.


  9. Bev@My Reader's Block / Feb 5 2011 1:22 pm

    That’s a great shot. She’s a cute little thing. I wouldn’t know it was taken through a window if you hadn’t said so. And, yikes! That is a lot of snow!


  10. diane / Feb 5 2011 2:20 pm

    The squirrels are busy eating the bird seed here today. Great shot!


  11. Ellie / Feb 5 2011 4:03 pm

    How cute! We have dozens of them in our yard. That’s what we get for having lots of trees.


  12. Kim / Feb 5 2011 9:34 pm

    Here in Seattle, squirrels are just troublesome rodents–even though your picture makes them look adorable. Such a lot of snow–but such a beautiful bright day.


  13. Rebecca Rasmussen / Feb 6 2011 10:13 am

    We have had squirrels in our kitchen time and again, but I still can’t help but love them. 🙂


  14. Col (Col Reads) / Feb 6 2011 1:25 pm

    Okay, I have to admit that all rodents freak me out a bit — but this is a fantastic shot!


  15. Lady Q / Feb 6 2011 3:35 pm

    I learned the hard way that I can only buy all metal feeders and I still have to enclose them in metal cages. It keeps the squirrels out, but it also keep the bigger birds out, too. 😦


  16. Esme / Feb 8 2011 9:43 pm

    Even if this was taken through a window this is a great photo.



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