Curious Friday: Of Two Minds And A Eastern Grey Squirrel


The joy of fall colors and leaves that softly float to the ground

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A compulsion to clean up the mess

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Songs sung of a White Christmas on December 24

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A different tune is sung by January 15 “Enough of the white stuff already”

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We tend to be of two minds about many things like the sun shining down in the heat of summer, hoping for a rainy day; yet a couple of rainy days we can’t wait for the sun to break thru the clouds.

You, I and many others are of two minds with our interaction with wildlife around our home. From chipmunks, skunk, deer and squirrels.

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Squirrels cute little rodents dancing and running around our yard, climbing trees, defying gravity.

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Yet they’re bane of many of bird feeders’ life as they just help themselves to what wasn’t theirs to have. Sitting there, hanging on in unnatural poses, unaffected by banging windows or shouting out of doors.

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It is curious as to why we as bird feeders get so upset about squirrels at our feeders. A lot of money is spent to keep them from doing it, special feeders, pepper powders, squirrel guards and books written on how to out-smart those little grey rodents.

But to think about it, is like having a table full of young kids sitting there and serving a piece of cake to only a couple of them and telling rest they don’t deserve it.

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In the squirrels defense, they are cute, they are great planters for trees in burying their winter food supply and even thou a squirrel can live as long 12 years, most never make it that far and usually only survive a year to 4 years either by becoming someone else’s meal or road kill.

Just something think about it before you start banging on that window.

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10 thoughts on “Curious Friday: Of Two Minds And A Eastern Grey Squirrel

  1. Very true. My husband was fussing about how a huge lot of some ugly black birds kept hitting the bird feeders…I told him, ugly birds get hungry too. and so do squirrels.

  2. I’ll readily concede to being one of the meanies always complaining about squirrels. But I have given them a ‘lifetime pass’ for the gift of all of the sweet seedling oaks beginning to populate what I hope will one day be a true mini-grove again behind our house. 😉

  3. I used to put out corn and some sunflower seeds just for the lil’ buggers……… they would finish them then go straight for the bird feeders.. 😉

  4. Baby squirrels! I love them. The squirrels around here are just like dancers and acrobats. They are always welcome. Even my cat likes them. I have seen her lying right to one that was eating acorns once and neither seemed to think that was odd. In fact, I kind of felt maybe I was intruding.

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