Squirrel Proof? …..I Don’t Think So!

Many people find red squirrels “adorable” and I’m no exception!  Their beautiful chestnut coloured fur, bushy red tails, off-white under-bellies, tufted ears and white-rimmed eyes make them a great subject for nature photographs. Here is a group of photos that I have been saving in a folder this summer.

We have these little mammals around the farm.  As well as wild seeds, they eat food that I put out for the birds. Some of the squirrels even eat the watermelon meant for the mockingbirds and butterflies!



This little red squirrel also seemed to be a bit devious and “ambidextrous”.  Look closely at the series below. This round red peanut feeder is meant for birds. “Squirrel proof”, it definitely is NOT! Pay particular attention to the third photo…




About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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15 Responses to Squirrel Proof? …..I Don’t Think So!

  1. Michelle says:

    LOL- what a sight!

  2. Gayle says:

    Life is sooooo good!

  3. Annette Stephenson says:

    Great photos, what a brain he has. We don’t have squirrels in New Zealand.

  4. Amazed that someone so far away is able to see some of the creatures around my home. I know very little about New Zealand wildlife or New Zealand itself for that matter.
    Thank you for your interest and your comments.

  5. Elaine Blizzard says:

    You have captured some amazing photos Jane!!! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Linda Down says:

    So cute Jane – imagine him finding his way into the feeder. No wonder they can find their way into our attics :(( Great shots! L

    Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 17:21:28 +0000 To: linda_down@hotmail.com

    • Yes Linda, the feeder was closed tightly and he still managed to pull the lid off. He ate so many of the sunflower seeds, I’m amazed he was able to fit through back the opening.So far he hasn’t found his way into the attic!

  7. Jocelyne says:

    LOL ! That made me laugh ! Squirrel proof ? You should send your photo to the company who claims that ! Obviously they don’t know that squirrels and raccoons are far more intelligent than they think. These squirrels are really cute and these photos are amazing 🙂

  8. judy says:

    Hi Jane. Those photos are so adorable. The one of the squirrel in the feeder is so funny. You should send it to the Orono Times!

  9. daniellafrance says:

    That’s entertainment! Wonderful series 🙂

  10. Yes Daniel, it was fun to watch. That little guy was determined to get in there and after he had his fill somehow managed to fit through the opening! Thank you!

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