I think I’ve finally outwitted the squirrels! For the past two days this persistent squirrel has climbed all over the front porch rails, leaping and sliding, but to no avail. He just can’t figure out a way to reach the new bird feeder hanging under the porch.
This morning he sat on the railing and stared at me through the window. Only the semi-squirrel-proof feeder had seed, and evidently he wasn’t having much luck hanging upside-down and flipping the door.
He sat and posed for the camera, giving me the eye. I wondered what was going through his little rodent mind: “Get out here and give me a ladder!” or “Fill up the other feeder so I can stuff my face!”
Eventually, he jumped to the ground and sauntered back to the bird feeder. I guess he figured out I wasn’t going to succumb to those dark, pleading eyes. But maybe if he hangs out long enough by the window he’ll see Peppermint, the master of begging, showing off her talents, and then I’ll just be putty in his little paws.