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Don’t feed wild animals

January 24, 2009

I went out to the garage to do some stuff today and this little critter wouldn’t leave me alone.  He stayed under my feet while I was looking for some lumber, and I was afraid that I’d step on him.

From his behavior I’d guess that MrsDoF has befriended him (or her – I didn’t look that closely). 

The title of this post may be overly broad; lots of people have bird feeders, and that’s usually OK.  But some critters can be a big problem so it’s a bad idea to feed them.  Squirrels, raccoons, mice, crows, geese, all fall into this category.

He wouldn’t leave me alone, so I gave him a granola bar.

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  1. January 25, 2009 at 09:52 | #1

    hmm, I started at a new place this fall and I noticed the dang squirrels were a much more squirrelly than normal.

    It turns out that the oaks in the area hardly produced any nuts, and the poor things were going crazy because they didn’t have a thing to store.

    This was confirmed when I saw a dray of squirrels diving a dumpster two weeks ago.

    With only a little mast,they’ll be some skinny squirrels come spring

  2. Still Me
    January 26, 2009 at 10:21 | #2

    One day a friend emailed me in a panic.  “The squirrels are climbing all over my screens of my sunroom!  What should I do?”
    Well, it turned out that every morning, for months, she’d been opening the screen door and throwing out sunflower seeds for the squirrels.  She also provided a heated water dish, for the squirrels, just outside the door.
    Her question seemed so absurd I honestly thought she was kidding!

  3. negativechris
    January 28, 2009 at 21:38 | #3

    He wouldn’t leave you alone so you gave him a granola bar?  That’s a decent snack for a human.  That’s a huge meal for a squirrel!

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