Monday, May 25, 2009

Squirrel World ~ the Final Chapter

I've finally been able to get pictures of the baby squirrels at Blake's parent's house. They are pretty much full grown and on their own now. They come and go as they please - no more cages, they make their own nest, they forage & have learned what's good to eat. And they have had encounters with the local wild squirrels which are rather territorial, and most importantly - have learned to beware hawks & other predators. But they are so use to the Back Porch Buffet available 24/7 at Ma & Pops' they have stayed close by. Considering the free & easy peanuts and sunflower seeds - theses babies know which side their bread is buttered on ~ OR should that be which pocket the peanut is in! Life is good, and young squirrels can live large at the Back Porch Buffet.

It will be interesting to see how long this behavior lasts. Will the wildness take over or will they aways hang around and possibly teach future generations about the Back Porch buffet? Only time will tell.


Anonymous said...

Too cute Donna! I had a wild pet squirrel that would sit on my knee and eat peanut butter off of my toast! He would come when I made kissy noises. He lived three years and didn't teach any offspring to come with him. Selfish maybe? All the squirrels and birds come to the feeders though, some even "tap" on the door to let us know they are waiting!

Marcie said...

So nice to see them all grown up! Such cute little things. I hope they do bring friends by for the buffet! Huggles.

Naomi said...

That's such a cute story... I want to raise some baby squirrels now. One time a squirrel came inside our house, but he wasn't sweet at all.