Sunday, November 12, 2006
The Brave New Squirrel
Our house is one of few in our neighborhood without cats or dogs...so, we are a frequent 'second place' for birds and squirrels. Last week we remembered to buy a *huge* bag of unsalted peanuts from Costco to encourage a close connection with 'wild life'.
The day after we began our little treat distribution C heard a very light tapping sound coming from my studio. Upon investigation, notices that there is a squirrel at the sliding glass door, peering in and clicking its paw on the glass, shifting a bit, looking again, and then tapping again...."where are my nuts?" I keep hoping for this to happen while I am actually in the studio to see this as well. So, I tried this morning, putting out the bait -- on the table and the deck itself. First, I made sure there were squirrels in sight, there are always birds around, squirrels, not always. My observation, the squirrels are afraid of the birds. I believe the score was birds 25 - squirrels 0. The brave squirrel that knocks - gets as many peanuts that it can handle!