Tag Archives: backyard visitors

Two’s company, three’s a crowd.

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Three grey squirrels were braving the elements for a nosh during our last snow storm.

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This fellow was first to the tray feeder, scrambling up the pole and settling in to munch.

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Squirrel number two had a harder time with the slippery pole….

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But after a few comical attempts… made it to the tray of treats.

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Squirrel #1 was not happy to share and a major scuffle broke out, but it was over quickly and a truce was called.

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All was well until squirrel #3 showed up.

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He climbed the pole 4 times and was booted off in no uncertain terms.

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Two is company… and apparently three is one squirrel too many.

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Squirrelly goodness

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Since this morning’s post was about death and ridding our property of an unwanted visitor (sayonara Mr. Rat!)…. let’s pivot to some welcome visitors this afternoon.

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Lots of people dislike grey squirrels as they raid bird feeders and eat most of the seed.

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But at Casa River we applaud their bravery at crossing the wide open expanse of back lawn and let them enjoy the buffet.

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Caution is key as there are numerous birds of prey patrolling the neighborhood.

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Greys are ever vigilant.

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But once the coast is clear?

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Squirrelly smiles.

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An unwelcome visitor.

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Lord Dudley Mountcatten alerted to us to a new visitor at Casa River the other day….

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And I can’t say I was pleased.

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In the 20 years we’ve lived here, we’ve never had a rat.

Until now.

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I shouldn’t be surprised. We live in the country with horses for neighbors on both sides and an organic farm across the street.

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But as much as I love all the wild creatures who stop by for a nosh?

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Having a rat dig a tunnel and move into our woodshed will not be tolerated.

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Because if there’s one… there could be one hundred next month.

Sorry bud, but your days are numbered.

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