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**SQUIRREL NUTKIN** AND APPLE CORE.

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BEING AS WE DEPRIVED THE SQUIRRELS OF THEIR TULIP BULBS THIS YEAR BY USING COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF CHILLI FLAKES, THEY HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO RAID THE GOODY TABLES……

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LIVE AND LET LIVE !!

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Lol...he looks a right chubster! ;)

25 Jan, 2015

 

you are so lucky to have squirrels..:-)

25 Jan, 2015

 

Cheeky little thing lol :D

25 Jan, 2015

 

Lovely blog Dd, we haven't seen many yet .

26 Jan, 2015

 

Thanks all, we do get quite a few in the garden, I wish they were red as I have never seen a red in this country.. :'(

26 Jan, 2015

 

That is probably the solution to my recent tulip bulb thieves,DD......chilli flakes!.....love the blog.

26 Jan, 2015

 

I wish I didn't have squirrels, but I do agree they are rather pretty. Your one is looking very well fed!

26 Jan, 2015

 

I have squirrels where I live. I do really like squirrels, just not digging holes in my garden and eating my bulbs.

26 Jan, 2015

amy
Amy
 

We have too many squirrels I'm always finding bulbs lying on the surface of the ground I'm not sure if they pull them up for fun or what ! Lovely photos and captions Angela :o)

26 Jan, 2015

 

Lovely blog, and so nice to seeing him enjoying the treats. I haven't had so many in my garden this year but there are loads in the woods. Good job he's got a sturdy perch as he looks rather chubby :)

26 Jan, 2015

 

We rarely get squirrels here, I've seen red ones in south west Scotland , we were in a bird hide, the best though was on Brownsea Island in Poole harbour......it was incredible they were up and down the trees, running in front of us we must have watched for an hour.......
the NT had cleared a lot of rhododendron ponticum and brushwood from under the trees and it seemed to suit the squirrels

26 Jan, 2015

 

Pam that must have been fun, I do believe they have them on the Isle of Wight, we really must pop over one day!
Gee he is a stout little chap, not surprised with what he put away the other day!!
Amy pleased you found it fun, we get our share but not that many....too many cats to see them off!!
Alex that is why we use the flakes, it works..
Feverfew a bit of a buster this one...
Meadowland we used Indian chilli flakes, very hot, too hot for me, a friend of a friend is Indian and she buys us the hottest at the wholesaler and in quantity lol

26 Jan, 2015

 

What a little beaut he is Dd and nicely marked too.....yes live and let live, for today anyway...lol!

26 Jan, 2015

 

Daisy, I may have to look in to the flakes.

27 Jan, 2015

 

Well it works Alex for us.......we put it in the pots and then scrunch up wire netting, so far all the bulbs are coming through without any damage!!

27 Jan, 2015

 

I think ibought the wrong ones, it said chilli flakes and they germinated in my tubs!!

27 Jan, 2015

 

I miss the squirrels we got when we lived in Willow Cottage. I never minded sharing food with them either ! Loved the photos !

27 Jan, 2015

 

You can't help loving them can you, even when cursing them:-)

29 Jan, 2015

 

When I was a student at Princeton University (USA) we had many squirrels which were jet black in color together with a few pure white albinos on campus grounds and they still scamper around the area to this day. In fact, I have never seen them anywhere else. Has anyone seen any squirrels of these colors in the UK?

31 Jan, 2015

 

I believe there are black squirrels here Loosestrife, but I've not seen one. I presume there will always be the odd albino too which, being so conspicuous, won't live long in the wild. I would love to have seen those on the campus grounds. Where my brother lives (Southport) they have the native red squirrels, but I haven't seen one of those either:-)

31 Jan, 2015

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