Saturday, 29 November 2014

The squirrels are back

During the summer, the squirrels were daily raiders of the bird feeders, eating everything and occasionally stealing the feeders themselves. We've hardly seen them over the last couple of months though, so I thought they may have moved onto tastier treats somewhere. It looks like they're back though, as there have been two of them here a lot over the last couple of days. Perhaps they're feeling the change in the weather and are stocking up for the winter (no doubt by burying their stolen peanuts in my flower pots!)

One of them looks like it's had a run-in with something (maybe a cat or fox) as it has two big patches of fur missing, one each side of it's spine. It looks like something must have bitten it across the back, causing it quite severe damage. It seems to be all healed up now and it seems otherwise bright eyed and bushy tailed. Must have been nasty at the time though!


We used to have a squirrel with half a tail, called Stumpy, visit us regularly. We haven't seen him for a long time now. Hope Stumpy is OK and maybe he'll turn up over the next few days.

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