Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Picture of the Week: Fearless Squirrels Part II

A few weeks ago, I was telling you all about my pumpkin that got attacked by squirrels within an hour of setting it on my porch. Apparently, my front yard has become their favorite "hunting" grounds. But this time it wasn't pumpkin flesh or a pile of acorns they were after.


About a week after the pumpkin incident, my husband encountered this
 when he opened the front door to take the kids to school
 
 
In case you can't tell, that's a squirrel with a peanut butter jar. Yep, the darn critter took it out of our curbside recycling bin. I'm guessing it must've been put in there sans lid (either that or the little guy has learned how to unscrew lids--which I wouldn't put past him, btw).
 
Now picture it--hubby and kids climb in the car, ready to leave. You'd think the squirrel would abandon his jar of sweet gold and take off, right? Nope, not this critter. HE TOOK THE JAR WITH HIM AND CLIMBED A NEARBY TREE WITH IT! It was the craziest thing I'd ever seen, and I'm kicking myself for not getting it on video.
 
I'm not sure what to expect next, but I'm guessing I haven't seen the last of these daredevil squirrels. ;)


11 comments:

  1. I once had to get a squirrel out of the library where I was working in college. It was nesting in the radiators. I took a long, wooden pole to kind of "nudge" it towards the window... and it attacked the stick. And hissed at me!

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    1. Haha! That's crazy! Squirrels can be quite, well, squirrely, lol. They're forever teasing my dog--they'll climb up on the fence or the utility pole in the backyard and "chirp" and drive my poor dog crazy!

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  2. dude, you've got some crack addict squirrels out there in the land of trees and buicks.

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    1. I know! You'd think I'd laced their acorns with meth or something. Sheesh!

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  3. Wowza! Super squirrels you've got in your 'hood. :) We don't have squirrels in our neighborhood. But two summers ago we had gophers in our backyard. You'd think they were digging for treasure the way they left holes in our yard. We finally had someone come and trap them--there were two and they were ginormous! Or maybe they were just fat, but they could barely fit in the trap.

    Anyway, I hope that squirrel enjoyed his peanut butter ;)

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    1. That's so weird--I thought squirrels existed everywhere, in all states and all areas (like birds, lol). We've always had a plethora of them, everywhere I've ever lived. Huh, learn something new every day ;) Based on his reluctance to part with the jar, I'm guessing the little guy enjoyed his peanut butter ;)

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  4. Bahahahaha- this just made my day!! I thought our squirrels were nuts (pun completely intended...) but you win!!!

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  6. Oh my goodness, that's crazy! We don't have squirrels where I live, but bird love the weeds in our yard. Luckily it's only crazy during the spring and they're pretty skiddish, so I couldn't imagine.

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    Hugs!

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