Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Bandit

These photos don't do this grey squirrel justice. It was the biggest one I have ever seen.

It came in from the east yesterday, shouldering its way along like a bully in the hallway. When I headed out to do chores I threw some stones at it, as it was eating under the bird feeders. 

Missed by a mile. It looked at the stones, looked at me, and went on eating. When I stomped my feet at it, it finally sauntered slowly up the honey locust, casting scornful glances at me the while.

Then it peered at me from about two feet up the other side of the tree and waited for me to go away.

And then it hit the feeders.


jan said...

They are just rats with bushy tails. But the tails make the little bandits look so cute.

joated said...

Jan, we call the "tree rats."

It appears he's as acrobatic as the ones around my feeder. If it wasn't for the high cost of feeding them, I'd find them quite entertaining.

12Paws said...

Well, the truth of the matter is--all God's chill'uns hafta eat.

Terry and Linda said...

I love squirrels... they are just so darn cute...but they are also terribly destructive!


ellie k said...

My dad used to hunt them in Ohio, they are very good browned and stewed in gravy. The ones here in Florida would not make a good soup even, they are small and skinny.

threecollie said...

Jan, I wholeheartedly agree. I love to sneak up on them in the woods and say boo! lol

Joated, here too. And ditto on the cost of feeding them. Plus they keep the birds away.

12Paws, some more than others, lol

Linda, this one was the size of a pony I swear. lol

ellie, I have eaten squirrel, but I don't like it much. Too many small bones. But maybe we didn't cook it right.