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Eastern Grey Squirrel

Observed: 5th February 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Eastern Grey Squirrel
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My favourite pics at the moment to see a squirrel completely bambouzled makes me a happy person (I'm sure the squirrel is looking at me and is not impressed). How much fun have I had watching the frustration. Thank you ever so Sheila (Fenwickfield) for the pointer to squirrel exclusion (so far). I've actually enjoyed posting this pic of a nuisance (waiting for their riposte - which is bound to come). The birds are also happy bunnies (not really mammals) at the moment as they are getting a look in.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) interacts

Comments

chrisbrooks's picture

Squirrel

He'll find a way round it you know.

gramandy's picture

oh...

...for sure - have already had to move the feeder away from the fence a further metre as incredible leaps were working (will be an olympic record if he can reach now). But I'll let you know how he/they get on (about 7 of them). Have a globe light which is probably within distance but hopefully too slippery.

williegray.wg's picture

rooting for the squirrel

well i have to say that i am on the squirrels side lol good luck too them . maybe you should think about setting out another feeder just foir them next too the fence then they might leave the other feeders alone

willie

Fenwickfield's picture

Pleased

Pleased you got one I too had to move my feeder away from the wall and fence and they have not managed to jump the distance.Also pleased your enjoying the new entertainment must say I still put a few nuts on the ground as I feel sorry for them after all that exercise with no reward.

Sheila

Fenwickfield

gramandy's picture

still...

....to date they haven't found a way round it yet.

The pigeons throw enough onto the floor that sort of fulfills his need (well some of it), as if he does find a way round he will eat the lot including the feeders whether metal or wood.

Graham

Fenwickfield's picture

months

I only get one having a go but after over 6 months still squirrels,rat and mouse proof they have gone of to pastures new.
Good luck as I too have had feeders ripped to shreds metal too.

Sheila

Fenwickfield