We have an acorn tree right outside our back door. We have lived her for at least 20 years and have always had a load of squirrels. No problems ever with them. We have this squirrel now that just has me baffled.
One day this summer I was playing hide-go-seek with my 6 year old granddaughter. I ran to the back yard and stood behind the tree. All of a sudden these nuts started falling all around me and one hit me on the head. I looked up and there was this squirrel tossing down these nuts at me. He did not want me standing by (his) tree.
We have patio furniture out there and were eating with the grandkids and he did the same thing, started throwing down nuts at us. Now he thinks he owns the backyard.
I also have been fighting with him because I have a clothes line tied between two trees, of course, one of those trees is (his). I have seen him chewing through the line and I go back out and tie it back up. Twice he has done this. Now this morning I see it is down again and this time, he just untied my knot!!!!!!!
He is smarter than the average squirrel, maybe we should invite him for Thanksgiving? Anyone else have a smart squirrel??? If not I will send you mine and just so he knows, that is still "MY" tree not his!! I am going right back out and hooking up my clothesline! When it gets really cold and snowy out though, I saved some nuts for him in my stash to keep him going through the winter, just in case he did not pack enough away!
This post is by Cynthia Dickerson