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Re: Squirrel

Post by Placido » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:13 pm

My two treerats are fast becoming so fat that they very soon will be unable to get inside the feeder cage - so it's not all bad, izzit ?!?!?!?! :weep:

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:43 pm

Placido wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:13 pm
My two treerats are fast becoming so fat that they very soon will be unable to get inside the feeder cage - so it's not all bad, izzit ?!?!?!?! :weep:
The nightmare scenario is that they squeeze inside of the cage and then gorge themselves on the goodies and get stuck. You might need to buy a good pair of leather gloves and a bottle of Fairy Liquid. :nod:

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Placido » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:33 am

Ah yes, the old Monkey's Paw Trap changed to the Fat Squirrel Trap.
Oh gaaawwwd ....... :unsure:

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Jacksparrow » Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:48 pm

I glanced out of the patio door this morning to see a Squirrel feasting on my Sunflower Hearts. That is the first sighting of one in my garden for several years. I had been suspicious as hazel nut shells were appearing on the lawn but it could have been bird activity. :( :squirrel:

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Placido » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:28 am

From where I am I can't quite reach you, Jacksparrow :shrug:, but I sympathise, I reeeeelly do sympathise.
Scary sticks are presently in our Here Comes Autumn Mega Sale.
I s'pose we should be grateful they're not capibaras !

Honest Placi (Rodent Deterrents) Inc.

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:40 pm

No sign of my bushy tailed invader today but I think I am not on it's list for a frequent visit :shake:
Not time yet for the heavy artillery.

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:11 pm

Another visit from the bushy tailed one today :( There are loads of hazel nuts under my nut tree at present but my sunflower hearts feeder is a much easier meal unfortunately. :grumpy:

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Placido » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:20 am

A hazel tree ?!?!?! Surprised le chateau isn't absolutement overrun by squirrels.
What do you do with the hazel nuts, Jacksparrow ?

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:13 pm

Placido wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:20 am
A hazel tree ?!?!?! Surprised le chateau isn't absolutement overrun by squirrels.
What do you do with the hazel nuts, Jacksparrow ?
I usually leave them for the beasties. The squirrel is having some but is more interested in the easier meal.
Some years I have had a good crop of empty shells :shrug: but this years seem to be full. I tried a couple and they were fine. :nod:

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Re: Squirrel

Post by Placido » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:17 am

Very sweet, lovely tasting.
Early mankind used to make them a big part of autumnal diet. Excavated middens show that they used to roast them - preservation and increased protein. Not daft :nod:.

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