Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pesky rodents beware!!

So if you know me at all, you know that I don't do rodents of any type. Not mice, not hamsters, not bunnies and totally not squirrels. Squirrels drive me nuts. No pun intended.

I have been fighting this battle with the squirrels for as long as I have lived in this house. I like to feed every bird in North America. It's just something I do. I have serious over nurturing issues. But the squirrels are a huge pest and get in there and drain my feeders. In an afternoon sometimes if I am not on top of it. So I have to get out there and chase them off.

How do I chase them off you may ask......

I am a super soaker comando.

I can't actually bring myself to hurt them. I just don't want them in my yard.

This is how I have spent the majority of my day. Chasing these little punks out of my yard. I am like the proverbial old guy in a bathrobe with the shot gun and lawn chair screaming "get off my lawn!!" Except I And I have a child's squirt gun.

Oh sure I could just get "squirrel proof" feeders. The ones that claim to keep out the squirrels. But where is the sport in that? Then I would have to do something real and productive with my time. We can't have that :)

Someone has to teach those crafty little buggers a lesson.

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j said...

No pun intended? Yeah right. That was totally intentional.

Rhan said...

That sneaky squirrel must be related to the one that likes to dig giant holes in all my flower planters every spring to bury his seeds/nuts for storage. Furty little bastards.

Kristin Coppee said...

I don't know if the squirrel-proof feeders would work, though. That squirrel had some mad tree-hanging skills.

BTW, that super soaker pic is scary. Just have a cardboard cutout of that pic made for your lawn. You'll scare away even more pesky things than the squirrels. Heck, you'll scare EVERYTHING away. Could be good and bad...but mostly good.

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