Now for a few squirrel antics.
As expected, the resident squirrels are always up to something, and of course it is always something new. Squirrels must be easily bored and find tormenting the homeowner a real fun thing to do. It is a battle of wits sometimes, homeowner against squirrel. Other times it is squirrel on squirrel like in Shock and Awe – Squirrel Style. Darn hilarious.
We have had a pretty good relationship through the years and I have always mentioned my well-behaved squirrels, at least until this past week.
I grow sunflowers in my garden, both the ones that come from purchased seed packets, and those my cockatoo does not eat. It is a surprise to see what grows from his birdseed. I found the pot luck sunflowers to be hardier here, growing to a nice size with very sturdy stems. But maybe that is the problem, the stems allow the squirrels to scale them like Jack and the Beanstalk.
I started noticing the flower heads missing. They were in their flowering prime, so no seeds had yet to develop. I found it odd a foot wide flower head gone.
Guess which one they took too? The one from this post.
Actually, they took every one of them, but the one in the post above made me the most peeved.
Yes it was the squirrels. Apparently the flowers are tasty, yellow ray floret, after yellow ray floret, all the way into the tiny flowers that make up the sunflower. Nibble, nibble, nibble.
So what does this have to do with toast? Well the little buggers prefer their bread toasted.
Yes, they shun the plain white bread unless it is toasted. Let the birds have plain old bread. Just like an old typewriter, the squirrel motored back and forth at secretary speed. Look at him go… let’s get serious now.
I tossed both fresh bread and toast out into the garden, and one squirrel battled all the other squirrels to amass a pile of toast. He sat there guarding and eating at the same time. They are a greedy bunch. If they don’t watch out, I just might get one of these to guard the back yard.
Oops, here comes a squirrel now.
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