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Mo

Where's me nuts?!

I have been a little tardy in refilling the squirrel and bird feeders. So, with nothing in the squirrel box a raid on the bird feeders was attempted.







She retreated when the birds started dive bombing her then sat in the trees chuntering at me whilst I replenished the squirrel box.
bodger

You're so lucky Mo. I'd give my back teeth to have a red squirrel visit our garden.
Yorkshire Geordie

That is stupendous.

We have greys in our part of Devon and they don't half squeal, shout and chatter first thing in the morning.  
They can be heard running along the ridge tiles to get speed up and jump into the trees.
Ours must wear clogs!
Martyn
kaz

What a wonderful sight - I never imagined that reds were spotted in gardens  
horace

 
Mo

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
That is stupendous.

We have greys in our part of Devon and they don't half squeal, shout and chatter first thing in the morning.  
They can be heard running along the ridge tiles to get speed up and jump into the trees.
Ours must wear clogs!
Martyn


We shoot greys up here, they are too much of a threat to the reds.
We spotted a grey last year and reported it. A squirrel ranger was round the next day; he patrols the area. Left us a trap but someone must have got him because we never saw him again.
Mo

Yorkshire Geordie wrote:
That is stupendous.

We have greys in our part of Devon and they don't half squeal, shout and chatter first thing in the morning.  
They can be heard running along the ridge tiles to get speed up and jump into the trees.
Ours must wear clogs!
Martyn


We shoot greys up here, they are too much of a threat to the reds.
We spotted a grey last year and reported it. A squirrel ranger was round the next day; he patrols the area. Left us a trap but someone must have got him because we never saw him again.
Mo

Kaz/Bodger - We marvel every time we see them, and they are regular visitors. Once the apple start dropping they come onto the lawn, keeping a wary eye out for the dogs.

The Ranger told me not to worry about the dogs ever catching one and that they will even scale the side of a house to escape. I thought that a bit far fetched until I actually saw one coming down the side of our house, head first. Luckily for us, they don't want to live in our loft.
bodger

We're very lucky in that we've only had a couple of greys on our place since 1988 but of course we don't have any reds either.
Thankfully we have one of their last strongholds just twenty odd miles up the road from us on Anglesey. With some very hard work from lots of folk, the grey has all but been eradicated from the island and now there are reports that the red is starting to colonise areas on the opposite side of the Menai Straits.
sod

  They look so beautiful and guess one could watch for ages, we don't have any squirrels here at all. yhank you
Rick & Carol

smashing looking little beast, we just have greys - in fact I'm starting to trap them and hope to have enough to make up a meal one day. they are teeny tiny when skinned
Mo

bodger wrote:
We're very lucky in that we've only had a couple of greys on our place since 1988 but of course we don't have any reds either.
Thankfully we have one of their last strongholds just twenty odd miles up the road from us on Anglesey. With some very hard work from lots of folk, the grey has all but been eradicated from the island and now there are reports that the red is starting to colonise areas on the opposite side of the Menai Straits.


That's great!
Mo

Rick & Carol wrote:
smashing looking little beast, we just have greys - in fact I'm starting to trap them and hope to have enough to make up a meal one day. they are teeny tiny when skinned


I've never tried squirrel but imagine there wouldn't be much on them. I hear they're good for a snack, spit roasted over a campfire though...
Rena

Mo wrote:
Rick & Carol wrote:
smashing looking little beast, we just have greys - in fact I'm starting to trap them and hope to have enough to make up a meal one day. they are teeny tiny when skinned


I've never tried squirrel but imagine there wouldn't be much on them. I hear they're good for a snack, spit roasted over a campfire though...


Yep. Tastes like chicken! (It really does!)

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