2-6-11 Determination by shantwin

2-6-11 Determination

My yard, Seattle

The squirrels are loving my bird feeder. Recently my husband decided to increase the length of the pole that the feeder hangs from to move it farther away from the fence in an effort to keep the squirrels from the bird seed. Today this guy figured out a new method. I think this little guy is paying for his meal in humor alone. Watching him try and contort himself and hang from his toenails had my sons and I in stitches for quite a while. Totally fuzzy shot but the moving feeder, moving squirrel, distance and thick overcast made this hard to capture.

I think my husband is working on his next move. The battle may not be over.

Edit: crop and 'auto correct'
That's very funny! Love the determination and, yes, he needs a reward for his antics. Great capture.
February 7th, 2011  
They are just so cute. There are no squirrels in NZ so to me they have all the cuteness. My oak trees are just full up with baby acorns and I was thinking today how much squirrels would love that, but here it is the wild ducks that feast on them in the autumn.
February 7th, 2011  
Acrobatic. A very good fun shot.
February 7th, 2011  
Lol! This is soooo funny! He 's a real acrobat! I can't wait for another shot from this batlle!
February 7th, 2011  
lol wonderful capture, what determined little creatures they are :)
February 7th, 2011  
Great shot! These guys will go to great lengths to get at the seed I put out for my Bird-Buddies.
February 7th, 2011  
That is really funny, sorry for the seeds, you got a very nice photo!
February 7th, 2011  
haha awesome squirrel Shannon! such a fun picture (and thanks for all your nice comments, you're so nice!)
February 7th, 2011  
round 1: Squirrel 1, Husband 0
Great shot!
February 7th, 2011  
What a cute little guy, needs his own feeder :-)
February 7th, 2011  
Clever little fellows aren't they. Cool shot.
February 7th, 2011  
The Houdini squirrel! Fun shot.
February 7th, 2011  
Brilliant!
February 7th, 2011  
Fantastic shot. Those creative squirrels can get to food no matter how you hang it! Great capture.
February 7th, 2011  
Hahaha. Great shot :)
February 7th, 2011  
This made me laugh!
February 8th, 2011  
Haha what a great fun capture. I used to have a squirrel/bird feeder problem. Then I put the feeder on a washing line with a squirrel baffle (empty large water bottles) threaded either side. It worked as the squirrels slipped off each time they tried to get over them. Until they started skydiving off the roof th bypass the baffles!
February 8th, 2011  
Ho ho - they're naughtly little beggars aren't they? They haven't quite worked out what to do with ours yet ...
February 8th, 2011  
Fun picture! and cool "pose" that you caught him in! Brings back lots of memories of my dad's attempts to keep the squirrels out of the yard and feeders!
February 9th, 2011  
haha what a fun active little fellow!
February 9th, 2011  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.