Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Squirrel-Proof Bird feeder - Camera Critters





Rascal, our friendly neighborhood squirrel does it again. He enjoys that bird food more than the birds do, I swear. AND, our dear, sweet Annie would really enjoy catching him...she tries. Ahh, the food chain.
Grab a camera, photograph a critter and click it online to share in the Sunday Camera Critters! Started by Misty Dawn.


Camera Critters

32 comments:

Sue said...

Hehehe what a smart little critter eh! Great shots, and they certainly made me smile :)

My entry is here

Please do stop by if you have a moment. Have a great week ahead!

Carletta said...

Squirrels are cagey little critters! Mine sits at the bottom of the feeder and seems content with the leftovers that drop to the ground.
Great series of photos!

Tammy said...

That's cute! Squirrels don't have a chance around my house as the cat always seems to get them. :o(

Shannon H. said...

LOL Silly squirrel! But he is clever!

All Things BD said...

Wow, he's a cagey one! It looks like he figured out how to foil it alright. The squirrel at our old house chewed through the cord holding the feeder up, and then feasted on all the seeds when the house broke on the ground.

Darn critters.

Angie said...

Squirrels never cease to amaze me with their resourcefulness. I have yet to see a truly "squirrel-proof" bird feeder. I don't think they really exist. :-)

Kat said...

I despise squirrels. Just rats with fluffy tails. They were in the walls in our old house - there is no getting rid of them. And we are ever so fortunate to not have many around us here. With all our trees - we have owls. Who eat squirrels.

But I am too afraid to get a bird feeder...I don't want them to come near the house.

Cristin said...

Clever little bugger... I always thought squirrels were kinda cute...

BritGal' Sarah said...

Yep we have one of 'those' squirrel proof ones that isn't too. So we got one of those plastic umbrella things, but it still didn't work. Finally fish line had him beat and he started demeaning himself by using the squirrel feeder!

BritGal' Sarah said...

Yep we have one of 'those' squirrel proof ones that isn't too. So we got one of those plastic umbrella things, but it still didn't work. Finally fish line had him beat and he started demeaning himself by using the squirrel feeder!

Christy said...

I've given up on squirrel proofing the bird feeders. I have special feeders for the squirrels and that works to some extent. I do have to make sure by bird feeders are good quality construction usually metal or hardy wood or else the squirrels ruin them. I love to see squirrel images though. I think they're really cute.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my i love this, what a smart squirrel

fishing guy said...

Those picture reminds me of a line froma moviewhich I'l change a little. Put food out "they will come", the squirrels that is. "Build it and they will come." ('Field of Dreams')

babooshka said...

ow that's a different critter for a garden feeder. Great shots.

B. Roan said...

Sneaky Pete is having an upside down snack. Great pics.

Rebecca said...

That is funny. I love it. Hehe.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

That's one determined little guy!

Heather said...

He's hilarious. I like the one of him hanging upside down.

i beati said...

does Annie go crazy? hahah

reader Wil said...

Aren't squirrels adorable animals and fascinating how they manage to steal food!

├╝berburber said...

we stopped filling our bird house b/c it was getting emptied practically daily by squirrels. the birds are no competition for them!

Steven and Aisha said...

Haha! I hope the birds won't get angry! Such cute shots of the squirrel.

Rhea said...

I had to take this picture through my glass door, because if I opened the door he ran off. So, the pictures aren't the best quality, sorry.

CrystalChick said...

So this is why my bird feeder is always empty. I wondered how little tiny birds could have such an appetite as hubby was filling it frequently. LOL Now I have to stand guard with the camera!

CrystalChick said...

Oooh, also, I LOVE that hanging candle thingy! Looks very Moroccan!!

Misty Dawn said...

Hehehe - at least he is giving you come critter photo opps ;-) My husband actually put field corn out for the squirrels, but my puppy ate it all (yes, you read that right).

I've added you to the blogroll, my friend. I apologize for the delay, and I appreciate your patience. Life has been a bit hectic with a three week visit from my step-son in addition to my working three jobs. ;-) But, I shouldn't make excuses, when I'm the one who started the meme.

ratmammy said...

Love that squirrel!

Summer said...

We had to take our bird feeder down because of the squirrels. They would leap onto it and scatter bird seed all over the balcony. I was tired of cleaning up the mess.

Thanks for stopping by.

Catherine said...

Little thief!
Rhea catch you with her camera, be careful that Annie doesn't!

Indy said...

I have the same feeder. No good. I need the kind that shuts when anything heavier than a bird is on it. I had one once and it was worth its weight in seeds.

Giggle! said...

OMG TOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! xx

Jules said...

Okay. Love it! We used to have a lot of squirrels around here too. But somehow they have all vanished. The city. Cats and dogs and no place to live I guess. So sad. I love the little guys.